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Company Description (as filed with the SEC)
HeartWare is a medical device company that develops and manufactures miniaturized implantable heart pumps, or ventricular assist devices, to treat patients suffering from advanced heart failure. The HeartWare Ventricular Assist System (the “HVAD System”), which includes a ventricular assist device (“VAD”) or blood pump, patient accessories and surgical tools, is designed to provide circulatory support for patients in the advanced stage of heart failure. The core of the HVAD System is a proprietary continuous flow blood pump, the HVAD Pump, which is a full-output device capable of pumping up to 10 liters of blood per minute. The HVAD System is designed to be implanted adjacent to the heart, avoiding abdominal surgery, which is generally required to implant similar devices. ... More ...