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Guide to Collections Relating to the History of Artificial Internal Organs

Repository

Arrow International



Address

2400 Bernville Road, P.O. Box 12888 Reading, PA 19605


Telephone

(610) 378-0131 X3457


Fax Number

(610) 320-3913


Website

www.arrowintl.com



Contact Person

Peter McGregor, Director of U.S. Cardiac Care Sales & Marketing


email

Peter.mcgregor@arrow.intl.com



Access and Services

Appointment required.



Abstract

Arrow International first introduced its line of Cardiac Assist products in 1987. These products are used for the diagnosis and treatment of heart and vascular disease and to provide short-term cardiac assist following cardiac surgery, serious heart attack, or balloon angioplasty. Arrow's intra-aortic balloon catheters are interfaced with a fully automated pump that inflates and deflates the balloon at the distal end of the catheter in counter pulsation with a patient's heartbeat to assist cardiac function.

In October 1999, Arrow International implanted our LVAS device, the LionHeart, in our first patient in Bad Oyenhausen, Germany. The LionHeart device is a totally implantable LVAD system designed for destination therapy. The LionHeart combines 30 years of engineering from Penn State University Hershey Medical Center and Arrow International.




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