Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, June 17th, 2007
The procedure to implant the Thoratec HeartMate XVE was performed in early March by a team led by cardiothoracic surgeon Sinan A. Simsir, M.D., surgical director of the Heart Transplant and Ventricular Assist Device Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Heiner’s implantation of the XVE may be the first in Los Angeles County. The device was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2002 for use in...
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