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Heart only from logo First Patient Receives HeartAssist5® VAD Following CE Mark Approval »

The first advanced stage heart failure patient received its next generation HeartAssist5® Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) since the company earned CE Mark approval for design enhancements just weeks ago.

blue man ReliantHeart’s HeartAssist5® achieves European CE Mark, which includes True Flow Remote Monitoring »

ReliantHeart’s HeartAssist5® achieves European CE Mark, which includes True Flow Remote Monitoring. Remote Monitoring via of True Flow, Speed and Power is only available on one VAD: the HeartAssist5®.

HA5-cut-away Thrombus Formation Patterns Absent in HeartAssist5 »

Head to Head thrombogenic performance comparative study of the two VADs: Thoratec HeartMate II and the ReliantHeart – HeartAssist 5, demonstrates that Clotting and Thrombus formation patterns observed in the HeartMate II are absent in the HeartAssist5.

Heart only from logo SynCardia’s Ford tackles turnaround of heart-pump maker ReliantHeart »

In late October, Ford launched a new company, ReliantHeart Inc., formed from the bankruptcy assets of Houston-based MicroMed Technology Inc. The company’s HeartAssist 5 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.

HA5-white-med-150x150 ReliantHeart HeartAssist5® VAD achieves CE Mark for European distribution »

The ReliantHeart HeartAssist 5®Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) has been CE Mark approved in Europe for use in patients requiring ventricular support due to end stage heart failure. The CE Mark for the HeartAssist 5® was previously granted to MicroMed Technology, Inc. and was first available for European distribution in 2009.

blue man ReliantHeart to manufacture, sell and support the HeartAssist5® VAD with Rodger Ford as CEO »

ReliantHeart, Inc. has become the successor-in-interest to the assets of MicroMed Technology, Inc., the manufacturer of a class III ventricular assist device (VAD) called the HeartAssist5®. Rodger Ford will serve as Director and Chief Executive Officer of ReliantHeart. Mr. Ford was previously the CEO of Tucson-based artificial heart company SynCardia.

525df0978104d_preview-620 Heart of ‘bionic man’ came from Tucson »

A “bionic man” showcased in a Smithsonian Channel documentary and exhibit was designed as an artificial human, though it lacks several working organs. But it has a beating heart — the Total Artificial Heart, made by Tucson-based SynCardia Systems Inc.

kevinandesperanza-390428 The SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Saved My Life »

SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Provides Bridge to Transplant for 25-Year-Old Southern California Man Whose Father Died of the Same Disease.

Rodger Ford’s Teams Win Big in the Arena and in Business »

Success is the achievement of something desired, planned or attempted. In this case, herding cows in less time than their competitors during three event rounds is what success looks like in this case. And that is exactly what Rodger Ford and his team accomplished at the 2013 Reno Rodeo

The Companion 2 Driver, which can be docked in the Hospital Cart or Caddy, powers the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart from implant until the patient's condition stabilizes. Once stable, patients who are eligible can be switched to the smaller, wearable Freedom® portable driver. Companion 2 Hospital Driver Wins Silver at Medical Design Excellence Awards »

The Companion 2 (C2) Driver System is a CEO directed product championed by Rodger Ford during the time that he modernized the Total Artificial Heart.