- Evaluation of the HeartWare® Left Ventricular Assist Device for the Treatment of Advanced Heart Failure (ADVANCE)
A trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the HeartWare® LVAD system as a bridge to cardiac transplantation in patients listed for cardiac transplantation with refractory, advanced heart failure at risk of death.
- Evaluation of the HeartWare® Ventricular Assist System (ENDURANCE)
An investigation of the safety and effectiveness of the HeartWare Ventricular Assist System in patients with chronic Stage D/NYHA Class IIIB/IV left ventricular failure who have received and failed optimal medical therapy and who are ineligible for cardiac transplantation.
- Randomized Evaluation of VAD InterVEntion before Inotropic Therapy (REVIVE-IT)
This study will compare whether non-transplant eligible patients with heart failure less advanced than that of current LVAD recipients do better with implanted devices than with current medical therapy.
- SynCardia Freedom Driver System Study
This is a multicenter, non-randomized trial of a portable device small enough to carry around. This device lets the patient be discharged home while awaiting a donor heart.
2012 Penn Heart Failure Clinical Activity Report
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