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News archive 2016

October 12, 2016 A book written by an LVAD patient and his girlfriend about the implantation of his ventricular assist device, the way each of them experienced it and their lives afterwards.

September 29, 2016 World Heart Day / Dress Red Day! This year, extra attention will be paid to recognizing and recognizing heart failure. Research by Pumping Marvelous and St. Jude Medical shows that there is insufficient knowledge about this condition.

July 29, 2016 You will not see much sport with an LVAD, but apparently it is possible! Here's the remarkable story of Andrew Jones, professional fitness model and body builder.

July 23, 2016 Living with a heart assist device isn't always easy, but that doesn't mean everything is impossible. Wim Abbink shows that he can also finish the Nijmegen 4-Day Race under difficult circumstances!

June 2016 The success of the mechanical support of the heart is a reason for a number of multinationals in the medical field to invest in this! HeartWare was acquired by Medtronic and St. Jude Medical by Abbott.

April 23, 2016 The UMC Utrecht comes out with the news that a heart assist device has been shown to be a good alternative to a heart transplant. The survival rates of both treatments have been shown to be the same.