» Subscribe Today!
More of what you want to know.
The Daily News
X

Forgot your password?
Skip Navigation LinksHome >
VOL. 128 | NO. 65 | Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Medtronic Gets US Clearance for Breathing System

AP

Print | Front Page | Email this story | Comments ()

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Medical device maker Medtronic Inc. said Tuesday it received U.S. clearance for a new artificial lung system that breathes for patients who are undergoing open heart surgery.

The Food and Drug Administration cleared the company's Affinity Fusion oxygenation system, which is designed to oxygenate and remove carbon dioxide from the blood. Each year about 1 million patients worldwide undergo cardiopulmonary bypass surgery, a procedure in which the heart and lungs are temporarily stopped, according to Medtronic.

The device has already been used in surgical procedures at the Cleveland Clinic and the Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, in Plano, Texas.

European regulators approved the Affinity Fusion system last September.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Sign-Up For Our Free Email Edition
Get the news first with our daily email


 
Blog Get more from The Daily News
Blog News, Training & Events
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 137 550 13,176
MORTGAGES 136 615 17,085
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 55 3,345
BUILDING PERMITS 0 701 28,395
BANKRUPTCIES 70 373 10,863
BUSINESS LICENSES 20 131 4,335
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 472 16,821
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 100 3,791

Weekly Edition

Issues | About

The Memphis News: Business, politics, and the public interest.