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Brazilian researchers close to biventricular CAD trial milestone

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Brazilian researchers are claiming to be close to launching the country's first human trials of an implantable biventricular cardiac assist device (CAD). According to an announcement posted yesterday on the Hospitalar website, citing the Instituto Dante Pazzanese de Cardiologia, in Sao Paulo, the CAD developed in conjunction with the Fundacao Adib Jatene is about to undergo final trials in calves. Human trials can begin, reportedly, once the device demonstrates 30-day survival in at least three animals.

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