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NEW DATA FROM HEARTMATE II PHASE I TRIAL RELEASED AT AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION 2005 SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS

Nov. 16, 2005
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Thoratec, a world leader in products to treat cardiovascular disease, recently said that the first major presentation of data from the Phase I trial for its HeartMate II LVAS (left ventricular assist system) demonstrates encouraging results in terms of both patient survival and quality of life.

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