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WORLDHEART ANNOUNCES NEXT-GENERATION PULSATILE PUMP IMPLANT IN ANIMAL

March 31, 2006
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World Heart Corporation, a global technology leader in mechanical circulatory support systems, today announced that its next-generation pulsatile left ventricular assist system ("LVAS"), the Novacor II, has entered a key phase of animal testing on the development pathway toward human trials.

CNW Group (http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2006/30/c0690.html)