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  • Tacoma General Heart Innovation featured on KING-TV

    Percutaneous Ventricular Assist Device now in use

    In June 2008, Tacoma General Hospital became among the first hospitals in the nation to use the FDA approved Percutaneous Ventricular Assist Device (Impella 2.5), a mini pump that maintains cardiac circulation during high-risk procedures.

    A recent procedure was featured during the “Healthlink” portion of the KING 5 newscast on October 28. Click on the link to view the story.

    http://www.king5.com/health/stories/NW_102808HEB_small_heart_pump_LJ.15a0ac3c3.html

    Posted on Oct 29, 2008 in