SynCardia’s Ford tackles turnaround of heart-pump maker ReliantHeart

RH LogoIn late October, Ford launched a new company, ReliantHeart Inc., formed from the bankruptcy assets of Houston-based MicroMed Technology Inc. The company’s HeartAssist is the only VAD that offers constant monitoring of blood flow and heart function, Ford said. The roughly $100,000 device uses an ultrasonic probe to collect flow and other data and relay it to a wireless controller that can be accessed by health-care providers and patients.

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