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This excerpt taken from the ABMD 10-K filed Jun 14, 2006.

Therapies for Heart Disease

A broad spectrum of treatment is available for heart disease patients. Treatments include drug therapies, cardiac interventions, including closed chest procedures (angioplasty and stents) and rhythm management therapies, or surgical corrections, such as coronary bypass surgery and valve replacement. These therapies are sometimes successful in slowing the progression of heart disease, extending life, and/or improving the quality of life for some period of time. For patients with end-stage heart disease, however, these treatments are typically inadequate. Patients with the most severe heart disease, those at identifiable risk of death, frequently are in need of mechanical circulatory support or heart replacement. Because the supply of available donor hearts is limited, with fewer than 2,200 per year available in the U.S., heart assist and replacement treatments have been and continue to be developed with the goal of extending and improving the lives of these patients.

This excerpt taken from the ABMD 10-K filed Jun 17, 2005.

Therapies for Heart Disease

 

A broad spectrum of treatment is available for heart disease patients.  Treatments include drug therapies, cardiological interventions, including closed chest procedures (angioplasty and stents) and rhythm management therapies, or surgical corrections, such as coronary bypass surgery and valve replacement. These therapies are sometimes successful in slowing the progression of heart disease, extending life, and/or improving the quality of life for some period of time.  For patients with end-stage heart disease, however, these treatments are typically inadequate. Patients with the most severe heart disease, those at identifiable risk of death, frequently are in need of mechanical circulatory support or heart replacement. Because the supply of available donor hearts is limited, with fewer than 2,200 per year available in the U.S., heart assist and replacement treatments have been and continue to be developed with the goal of extending and improving the lives of these patients.

 

This excerpt taken from the ABMD 10-K filed Jun 14, 2005.

Therapies for Heart Disease

 

A broad spectrum of treatment is available for heart disease patients.  Treatments include drug therapies, cardiological interventions, including closed chest procedures (angioplasty and stents) and rhythm management therapies, or surgical corrections, such as coronary bypass surgery and valve replacement. These therapies are sometimes successful in slowing the progression of heart disease, extending life, and/or improving the quality of life for some period of time.  For patients with end-stage heart disease, however, these treatments are typically inadequate. Patients with the most severe heart disease, those at identifiable risk of death, frequently are in need of mechanical circulatory support or heart replacement. Because the supply of available donor hearts is limited, with fewer than 2,200 per year available in the U.S., heart assist and replacement treatments have been and continue to be developed with the goal of extending and improving the lives of these patients.

 

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