MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Massachusetts-based medical device maker Abiomed (NSDQ:ABMD) announced a multi-year $375,000 grant donated to Boston Children’s Hospital Heart Center, the newly minted cardiovascular care department of Boston Children’s Hospital.
The funding will help support the Heart Center’s efforts advance research and education initiatives in 3 main areas, Abiomed said:
- Advance the understanding of basic pathophysiology and symptom correlation in pediatric acute decompensated heart failure patients.
- Engage key opinion leaders to assess the potential for multi-center registries and improved methodologies for monitoring neurologic function and quality of life for pediatric patients who receive mechanical circulatory support.
- Investigate new cellular and genomic cardiac regeneration therapies that will stimulate myocardial recovery.
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