New Blood Pump System Approved

March 24, 2015 3:03 PM

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TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The Impella 2.5 System has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to maintain stable heart function and blood circulation during high-risk cardiac operations, the agency said in a news release.

The miniature blood pump is sanctioned for coronary artery disease patients during higher-risk procedures such as angioplasty, when a blocked artery is unclogged using an inflated balloon, the agency said.

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