Published in Cardiovascular Device Liability Week, April 4th, 2004
A scaled-down model of the original pump designed by renowned heart surgeon Dr. Michael DeBakey and NASA engineers could be implanted in a child within weeks, according to the producer of the device. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently signed off on plans to use it, said Dallas Anderson, chief executive and president of MicroMed Technology, Inc.
The pump is for children ages 5-16, previously deemed too small for an implant.
"We decided we needed to make a pump for...
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