| ABIOMED is a provider of medical devices that provide circulatory support and oxygenation. Co.'s existing products include: Impella 2.5®, which is a percutaneous heart pump with a motor and sensors; Impella CP®, which is primarily used by either interventional cardiologists to support patients in the cath lab or by cardiac surgeons in the heart surgery suite; Impella 5.0® and Impella LD®, which are percutaneous heart pumps with motors and sensors for use primarily in the heart surgery suite; Impella 5.5®, which is designed to be a percutaneous heart pump with motors and sensors; and Abiomed Breethe OXY-1 System, which is a portable external respiratory assistance device. |
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