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UW MEDICAL CENTER HELPS CARDIACASSIST ACHIEVE 500TH HEART ASSIST PROCEDURE

March 22, 2006
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Jon Pettibon of University Place, Wash., arrived at the University of Washington Regional Heart Center "near death" after suffering a heart attack. Pettibon was previously treated at another hospital where doctors had placed a stent to open up one of the major arteries supplying his heart. Pettibon was now considered a high-risk patient with few alternatives. He is alive today thanks to a device called the TandemHeart System from CardiacAssist. Yahoo News (http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/060321/cltu508.html?.v=32)