Nasdaq GlobeNewswire

Abiomed Surpasses 50,000 Impella® Patients Treated in the United States


DANVERS, Mass., 2017-02-23 20:02 CET (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Abiomed, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABMD), a leading provider of breakthrough heart support technologies, announced that it has supported more than 50,000 patients in the U.S. with its Impella® line of heart pumps. Impella heart pumps enable minimally invasive treatment for high risk heart failure patients who might otherwise have no treatment options.

The 50,000th patient supported with an Impella device was treated by Dr. Subhash Banerjee, Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas Southwest Medical Center and Chief of Cardiology at the Dallas VA Medical Center. "Impella heart pumps enable percutaneous treatment options for high risk heart failure patients who have been turned-down for surgery," said Dr. Banerjee, who performed the procedure with the Impella CP®. "Hemodynamic stability is essential to treating these types of high risk patients and with the support of an Impella device, we are able to safely perform complete and complex coronary interventions on patients that might not have been treated previously.”

Impella heart pumps are the first and only temporary percutaneous ventricular support devices that are FDA-approved as safe and effective for use in high-risk percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) as well as the treatment of cardiogenic shock, a life-threatening condition that typically occurs during or after a heart attack, or post-cardiopulmonary bypass surgery.

Heart failure and coronary heart disease are the number one cause of death in the United States, causing one out of every three deaths, or nearly 900,000 deaths each year.1 This heart failure epidemic currently affects 5.7 million Americans and by the year 2030 that number is expected to grow by 46 percent.1,2   While, to date, over 50,000 patients have been treated with Impella in the United States, Impella is currently used in only 1 percent of PCIs and in less than 10 percent of patients experiencing an AMI complicated by cardiogenic shock. As a result, tens of thousands of patients remain undertreated and potentially unaware of the procedural options Impella can afford physicians.

In Detroit, an unprecedented collaboration between metro cardiologists across five hospitals is providing an early indication of the potential to improve heart attack survival rates using Impella early in the cardiogenic shock spiral.

“People are aware that heart disease is the number one killer, but they may not know what a major role coronary artery disease plays in the development of cardiogenic shock, which has had the same devastating mortality rate for 30 years in spite of the major advances in cardiac care," said William W. O’Neill, M.D., director of the Center for Structural Heart Disease at Henry Ford Health System. "In our collaborative approach crossing the usual hospital system boundaries, we have utilized a common protocol since July 2016 in an effort to improve the outcomes for our entire community.”  

Continued Dr. O’Neill: “In reviewing the observational data generated from treating a small group of 30 patients, we continue to develop and prove the hypothesis that Impella, used early, can be an effective tool to improve survival of cardiogenic shock and enable patients to keep their own hearts after events that may otherwise have resulted in transplant, chronic heart failure, or death.” These results and other data observed in Abiomed’s IQ Assurance Database will be discussed in March at the annual American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions in Washington, D.C.

The Impella pumps offer the unique ability to both stabilize the patient's hemodynamics before or during a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedure and unload the heart, which allows the muscle to rest and potentially recover its native function. Impella is now recognized by multiple medical guidelines and regulatory bodies worldwide and is supported in published expert consensus documents and nearly 400 clinical publications. Heart recovery is the ideal option for patient quality of life and, as documented in several clinical papers, has the ability to save costs for the healthcare system3,4,5.

In 2014, a study analyzed all adult patients receiving short-term mechanical circulatory support (MCS) in the United States from 2004 to 2011 (12,000 patients) using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project. The study showed the use of short term mechanical support in the U.S. had reduced hospital mortality rates while also reducing hospital costs.6 Additionally, Impella has been shown to reduce length of stay7, reduce readmission rates8 and has been proven cost effective in multiple clinical studies.9

“Treating 50,000 patients in the United States is an incredible milestone for the Company, as it reflects our unyielding commitment to addressing the significant unmet need for advanced heart failure patients who might otherwise have no treatment options,” said Michael R. Minogue, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Abiomed. “By working to change the standard of care and building the field of heart recovery, it is our goal to continue to improve patient outcomes and increase access to this life-changing innovation.”

Founded in 1981 in Danvers, Massachusetts, Abiomed develops and manufactures Impella, a line of the world's smallest heart pumps that are inserted minimally invasively in a hospital catheterization lab without the need for surgery. The Impella heart pumps are in over 1,200 U.S. hospitals and are used in 98% of the top U.S. heart hospitals.

The Impella 2.5®, Impella CP® and Impella 5.0® are FDA-approved to treat heart attack patients in cardiogenic shock, and have the unique ability to enable native heart recovery, allowing patients to return home with their own heart. The Impella 2.5 and Impella CP® are also approved to treat certain advanced heart failure patients undergoing elective percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) such as stenting or balloon angioplasty, to re-open blocked coronary arteries. Abiomed's right-side heart pump, the Impella RP®, is approved to treat certain patients experiencing right heart failure.

To learn more about the Impella platform of heart pumps, including their approved indications and important safety and risk information associated with the use of the devices, please visit:

The ABIOMED logo, ABIOMED, Impella, Impella CP, and Impella RP are registered trademarks of Abiomed, Inc. in the U.S. and in certain foreign countries. Impella 2.5, Impella 5.0, and Recovering hearts. Saving lives. are trademarks of Abiomed, Inc.
Based in Danvers, Massachusetts, Abiomed, Inc. is a leading provider of medical devices that provide circulatory support.  Our products are designed to enable the heart to rest by improving blood flow and/or performing the pumping of the heart. For additional information, please visit:

This release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding development of Abiomed's existing and new products, the Company's progress toward commercial growth, and future opportunities and expected regulatory approvals. The Company's actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements based upon a number of factors, including uncertainties associated with development, testing and related regulatory approvals, including the potential for future losses, complex manufacturing, high quality requirements, dependence on limited sources of supply, competition, technological change, government regulation, litigation matters, future capital needs and uncertainty of additional financing, and other risks and challenges detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the date of this release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

  1. American Heart Association: Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics; 2015 Update
  2. Cardiovascular Business: Heart failure expected to steadily rise through 2030 ; Jan 30, 2017
  3. Maini B, Gregory D, Scotti DJ, Buyantseva L. Percutaneous cardiac assist devices compared with surgical hemodynamic support alternatives: Cost-Effectiveness in the Emergent Setting. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2014 May 1;83(6):E183-92.
  4. Cheung A, Danter M, Gregory D. TCT-385 Comparative Economic Outcomes in Cardiogenic Shock Patients Managed with the Minimally Invasive Impella or Extracorporeal Life Support. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012;60(17_S):. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2012.08.413.
  5. Gregory D, Scotti DJ, de Lissovoy G, Palacios I, Dixon, Maini B, O'Neill W. A value-based analysis of hemodynamic support strategies for high-risk heart failure patients undergoing a percutaneous coronary intervention. Am Health Drug Benefits. 2013 Mar;6(2):88-99
  6. Stretch et al, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2014
  7. Gregory D, et al. Am Health Drug Benefits. 2013;6(2):88-99; Maini B, et al. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2014;83(6):E183-E192.
  8. Gregory D, et al. Am Health Drug Benefits. 2013;6(2):88-99; Gregory D, Scotti DJ. J Manag Care Med. 2013:16(1):61-69; Maini B, et al. Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res. 2014;14(3):403-416. ; Gregory DA, et al. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014;63(12_S):A925.
  9. Gregory D, et al. Am Health Drug Benefits. 2013;6(2):88-99; Maini B, et al. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2014;83(6):E183-E192; Roos JB, et al. J Med Econ. 2013;16(3):381-390.

         For further information please contact:
         Ingrid Goldberg
         Director, Investor Relations
         Adrienne Smith
         Senior Director, Public Relations and Corporate Communications

Om Nasdaq GlobeNewswire

Nasdaq GlobeNewswire
Nasdaq GlobeNewswire
One Liberty Plaza - 165 Broadway
NY 10006 New York

+1 212 401 8700

NASDAQ (NASDAQ: NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services across six continents.

Følg saker fra Nasdaq GlobeNewswire

Registrer deg med din epostadresse under for å få de nyeste sakene fra Nasdaq GlobeNewswire på epost fortløpende. Du kan melde deg av når som helst.

Siste saker fra Nasdaq GlobeNewswire

Abeona Therapeutics Reports Fourth Quarter 2017 Financial Results and Business Highlights16.3.2018 22:32Pressemelding

Investor Conference Call on Tuesday, March 27th at 10:00 am ET NEW YORK and CLEVELAND, March 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Abeona Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:ABEO), a leading clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel cell and gene therapies for life-threatening rare genetic diseases, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter. The Company will host a call to update investors on recent clinical developments and year-end financial results on Tuesday, March 27th at 10:00 am (Eastern). Interested parties are invited to participate in the call by dialing 877-407-9210 (toll free domestic) or 201-689-8049 (International). "The past year was marked by several defining events in the company's history, having advanced our two lead clinical programs, EB-101 in Epidermolysis Bullosa and ABO-102 in MPS IIIA, and initiated our third clinical program, ABO-101 in MPS IIIB. The strong safety and biopotency data observed in our three active clinical trials and the s

Mandela Golden Hands Collection Sells for US$10 Million at PDAC 2018 Conference16.3.2018 15:40Pressemelding

Arbitrade, a new coin and cryptocurrency exchange, to purchase the unique gold collection with Bitcoin NEW YORK, March 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Arbitrade, a new coin and cryptocurrency exchange, has announced it will purchase the Nelson Mandela Golden Hands Collection. Made from 20 lbs, 99.999 of pure gold, it includes 3 life size impressions of Mandela's hands and two others of his palm and fist. It was cast in 2002 by South Africa's Harmony Gold mining group, one of the world's leading gold producers, 12 years after Nelson Mandela was released from prison. The seller, Malcolm Duncan, a South African businessman now living in Calgary, Canada, knew Mandela. He said that Harmony's intention was to make one full set of gold artefacts consisting of a fist, a full hand and a palm impression of his right hand for each of the 27 years Mandela had spent behind bars. Duncan had purchased the sets dedicated to 1964 and 1990, marking the year Mandela was incarcerated and the yea

RSK Chooses Decentral's Jaxx Blockchain Platform, Paving Way For Smart Contracts On Bitcoin16.3.2018 14:44Pressemelding

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, March 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RSK, the smart contract platform powered by the Bitcoin network, today announced it has launched on Decentral's Jaxx cryptocurrency wallet and multi-token digital platform. This integration paves the way for RSK's open source platform to implement Ethereum-style smart contracts over the Bitcoin network. RSK combines the flexibility of smart contracts with the Bitcoin infrastructure, bringing endless possibilities to build a more flexible and inclusive financial system that will improve the life of billions of people. RSK successfully released its MainNet network, built as a side-chain to the Bitcoin mainnet, in January 2018. It is now presenting the first wallet that will help dApp developers manage their fuel while creating their solutions powered by RSK and the Bitcoin Network. RSK's CEO, Diego Gutierrez Zaldivar said: "We're very happy to partner with Jaxx, a highly-secure and a very easy-to-use wallet that will be the firs

Up to $200 Billion in Illegal Cybercrime Profits Is Laundered Each Year, Comprehensive Research Study Reveals16.3.2018 13:00Pressemelding

Cybercriminals turning to virtual currencies, video game currency and digital payment systems like PayPal to convert illegal revenue into clean cash CUPERTINO, Calif., March 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bromium®, Inc., the pioneer and leader in application isolation using virtualization-based security, today announced the findings of an independent, academic study into the macro economics of cybercrime and how cybercriminals launder and 'cash out' the profits of criminal endeavours. The findings are part of a larger nine-month study titled Into the Web of Profit, sponsored by Bromium. The full findings will be presented at the RSA Conference in April by Dr. Mike McGuire, Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Surrey University, England. According to the report, cybercriminal proceeds make up an estimated 8-10 percent of total illegal profits laundered globally; amounting to an estimated $80-$200 billion each year 1. Other key findings include: Virtual currencies have become the primary tool

Technology empowering an increasingly connected SEA for financially inclusive communities16.3.2018 11:41Pressemelding

Global speakers IFC, MAS shared their views at Ant Financial Technology Exploration Conference in Singapore SINGAPORE, March 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ant Financial Services Group ("Ant Financial" or "Ant") today wrapped up its participation at Money20/20 Asia in Singapore with the Ant Technology Exploration Conference (ATEC), with guests Giri Jadeja, Global Head of Financial Innovation at International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief Fintech Officer at Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) sharing their views on financial inclusion alongside Cheng Li, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Operations Officer for global business group at Ant Financial. Giri Jadeja shared his vision as global head of financial innovation at IFC - to reach out to the 2 billion unbanked and underserved population in the world, the majority of whom reside in Asia. The region has in recent years seen an exponential growth of new fintech companies. Giri is optimistic that technological c

Z-Wave Alliance Dominates Building Automation Space at Light + Building 201816.3.2018 11:00Pressemelding

Exhibitors introduce new products and demonstrate interoperability and collaboration in international Z-Wave smart building and IoT ecosystem FRANKFURT, Germany, March 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Light + Building 2018 - Hall 9.1, Booth E46 - The Z-Wave Alliance, a global membership organization dedicated to advancing the popular Z-Wave wireless smart home protocol, will host the Z-Wave Pavilion at Light + Building from March 18 - 23, 2018. The Alliance is also demonstrating their award-winning installation toolkit to make installation and testing of a Z-Wave smart home mesh network even easier for the pro installer community. The Z-Wave Pavilion will be on display at the show featuring the latest in European home and building automation and connected lighting products. Z-Wave Alliance members will demonstrate smart home lighting, thermostats, switches, air quality monitors and more. Support for the Z-Wave protocol has never been stronger - the Z-Wave Alliance now boasts over 700-membe

I vårt presserom finner du alle våre siste saker, kontaktpersoner, bilder, dokumenter og annen relevant informasjon om oss.

Besøk vårt presserom