DANVERS, Mass., Oct. 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Abiomed Inc. (NASDAQ:ABMD), a leading provider of breakthrough heart support and recovery technologies, announces that there are more than 30 presentations potentially featuring the Impella® line of heart pumps scheduled during the 29th Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference, the annual scientific symposium of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation, being held October 29 - November 2, at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO.
Impella® heart pumps are enabling heart recovery for the growing population of undertreated advanced coronary artery disease patients that may benefit from complete revascularization. Abiomed is committed to advancing the science of heart recovery through technology and innovation, education and clinical research. The following initiatives are planned for TCT:
The schedule for Protected PCI and cardiogenic shock-related TCT symposia is included below. Additional Impella device-related presentations and poster sessions are anticipated.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 30
Breakfast Program: TCT Cardiogenic Shock Initiative (TCT-CSI)
Colorado Convention Center, 506-507
7:00 — 8:00 a.m.
William O'Neill, MD; Medical Director, Center for Structural Health Disease, Henry Ford Hospital
Navin Kapur, MD; Director, Acute Circulatory Support Programs, Tufts Medical Center
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31
Breakfast Program: Management of Complex PCI Patients — Award-Winning Case Presentations
Colorado Convention Center, 502
7:00 — 8:00 a.m.
Evening Program: The Interventional Toolbox for Complex Higher-Risk (and Indicated) Patients (CHIP)
Hyatt Regency Denver, Centennial Ballroom A-C
6:30 — 8:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1
Presentation Theater Program: Contrast-Induced Acute Kidney Injury — Preventive Measures That Work
Colorado Convention Center, Presentation Theater 5
11:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.
ABOUT IMPELLA HEART PUMPS
The Impella 2.5®, Impella CP® and Impella 5.0® are FDA-approved heart pumps used to treat heart attack patients in cardiogenic shock, and have the unique ability to enable native heart recovery, allowing patients to return home with their own heart. The Impella 2.5 and Impella CP devices are also approved to treat certain advanced heart failure patients undergoing elective and urgent percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) such as stenting or balloon angioplasty, to re-open blocked coronary arteries. Abiomed's right-side heart pump, the Impella RP® device, is FDA approved to treat patients experiencing acute right heart failure or decompensation following left ventricular assist device implantation, myocardial infarction, heart transplant, or open-heart surgery. To learn more about the Impella platform of heart pumps, including their approved indications and important safety and risk information associated with the use of the devices, please visit: www.protectedpci.com.
The ABIOMED logo, ABIOMED, Impella, Impella 2.5, Impella 5.0, Impella LD, Impella CP, Impella RP, and Recovering Hearts. Saving Lives. are registered trademarks of ABIOMED, Inc. in the U.S. and in certain foreign countries.
Based in Danvers, Massachusetts, Abiomed, Inc. is a leading provider of medical devices that provide circulatory support. Our products are designed to enable the heart to rest by improving blood flow and/or performing the pumping of the heart. For additional information, please visit: www.abiomed.com.
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Ingrid Goldberg Ward
Director, Investor Relations
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