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Sunshine Heart
Corporate Office
United States of America
Sunshine Heart, Inc.
12988 Valley View Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Phone +1 952 345 4200
Dr Elaine Stead
Vice President, Corporate Development
+61 (0) 412 637 023

Sunshine Heart focuses on an innovative cardiac assist therapy to treat heart patients who represent a large and under-served market segment and provide a significant opportunity for the company. Unfortunately, these Class IV patients, despite optimal drug therapy, have persistent symptoms and their options are very limited. Surgical approaches usually involve complex open-heart surgery or heart transplantation.
C-Pulse systemSunshine Heart's C-Pulse® Heart Assist System is an innovative approach to assist the heart's function, not replace it and may be implanted using a minimally invasive approach. The C-Pulse Heart Assist System is designed to treat clinical symptoms associated with Class III and ambulatory Class IV heart failure, sometimes also referred to as moderate and severe failure. Patients associated with Class III and ambulatory Class IV heart failure are typically unable to engage in normal activities, compromising their quality of life.


The C-Pulse Heart assist system is designed to treat clinical symptoms associated with Class III and ambulatory Class IV heart failure. These symptoms normally include shortness of breath, dizziness, low blood pressure and fluid retention. Patients associated with Class III and ambulatory Class IV heart failure are typically unable to engage in normal activities, compromising their quality of life. The C-Pulse Heart Assist System may be implanted through a minimally invasive or full sternotomy technique. 

The C-Pulse System's design is based on proven balloon counter-pulsation technology to assist the heart by reducing the workload of the left ventricle. During inflation of the balloon, blood flow is increased to the coronary arteries, thereby providing additional oxygen which is vital to a failing heart. During deflation, theworkload or pumping required by the left heart is reduced. The balloon inflation and deflation is synchronized to the patient's ECG, similar to a pacemaker. Potential benefits of the technology, which are currently being analyzed in clinical trials, are relief of shortness of breath, increased physical activity, and improved cardiac function.

The C-Pulse is designed to improve heart function in three ways:


More blood flow from the heart called increased cardiac output


More oxygen to the heart muscle, called increased coronary blood flow


Less work for the heart, called decreased afterload

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Latest news:
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA and EDEN PRAIRIE, MN--(Marketwire -06/07/12)- Sunshine Heart, Inc. (SSH) (SHC.AX), a global medical device company focused on innovative technologies for moderate to severe heart failure, today announced that the company has been granted approval by Health Canada to use its next generation C-Pulse® Heart Assist System driver in ongoing clinical studies at Royal Victoria Hospital. The new C-Pulse driver is designed to provide heart failure patients with enhanced patient comfort and performance. The C-Pulse System is a new investigational therapeutic approach based on proven balloon counter-pulsation technology for the treatment of patients with Class III and ambulatory Class IV heart failure.
The C-Pulse driver now comes as a single unit that is half the size, lighter and quieter than the first generation technology. The driver also features a number of software enhancements. The C-Pulse System is currently in an investigational study at Royal Victoria Hospital. The prospective study is designed to evaluate the safety and performance of the C-Pulse System as a treatment for patients with moderate to severe heart failure. To date, four patients have been implanted with the initial C-Pulse System. The company has received Health Canada approval to expand the number of participants in the trial to 20 patients. All trial participants will receive the new C-Pulse driver, which will be used in ongoing and future clinical studies.
"We are pleased to have received Health Canada approval of our next generation C-Pulse driver technology for clinical use," said Dave Rosa, CEO of Sunshine Heart. "We enhanced the driver based on results from our feasibility trial and feedback from physicians and patients. With the reduced size, weight and noise reduction, we expect improvements in patient quality of life due to enhanced comfort and performance. We look forward to making this new technology available to patients enrolled in our clinical studies in Canada in the coming weeks, as well the United States and Europe thereafter."
The external C-Pulse driver inflates and deflates the balloon which is secured by a cuff around the outside of the ascending aorta, the main blood vessel of the heart. The cuff and heart signal sensing wires are attached to the external C-Pulse driver, which inflates and deflates the balloon in sequence with the electrocardiogram (ECG) signal to assist heart function and the pumping capacity of the heart. The balloon deflects the aorta in a "thumb-printing" manner, which is intended to minimize aortic wall strain and maximize blood volume displacement per beat.
About Class III Heart Failure
Heart failure is a common condition in which the heart becomes unable to pump sufficient blood to meet the body's needs. More than five million people in the United States have heart failure, resulting in more than 300,000 deaths each year(1). Heart failure is a progressive condition and typically results from damage to the heart muscle arising from a heart attack or virus.
Cardiologists use the New York Heart Association (NYHA) classification system to define the four classes of heart failure; each class is determined by rating a patient's symptoms to everyday activities and quality of life. More than 1.5 million U.S. heart failure patients are in the Class III or moderate heart failure category which is defined by the limitation of physical activity(2). These patients are comfortable at rest, but levels of activity regarded as less than ordinary cause fatigue, palpitation and/or shortness of breath. The most common treatments for Class III heart failure are drugs, lifestyle adjustments, family education, device therapy (i.e. heart failure pacemaker with or without a defibrillator) or surgery. These standard treatments often do not resolve the progression of heart failure leaving patients without any additional options, hence the need for new treatments for patients living with the disease.
Caution - Investigational device. Limited by Federal (or United States) law to investigational use.
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Preliminary Data from european trial, delivered at the 34th Annual International Society for Heart and Lung Transplant April 10th, 2014
Surgical implantation was successful in all patients and does not require cardiopulmonary bypass. Follow-up ranges from 5 days - 6 months with a cumulative follow-up of 493 days. No stroke, myocardial infarction, major bleeding or major infection has occurred due to the device. One patient developed tachycardia with worsening heart failure 12 hours after surgery without stabilization under medication and underwent left ventricular assist device implantation after 5 days.
4 patients improved clinically under the C-Pulse system with three patients improving their functional status by one NYHA class. So far LVEF has increased by an average of 10-15% in the 3 patients with the longest follow-up. One patient is post-op day 7 and has not yet been assessed for efficacy. Conclusion: The C-Pulse system seems to be a promising therapeutic option and may improve cardiac function over time.

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SSH News: Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) 11/29/2016 04:15:24 PM
SSH News: Current Report Filing (8-k) 11/22/2016 06:05:59 AM
SSH News: Sunshine Heart Announces Receipt of Nasdaq Extension to Comply with Listing Requirements 11/22/2016 05:30:00 AM
SSH News: Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) 11/17/2016 04:23:23 PM
SSH News: Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) 11/17/2016 04:17:22 PM
#321   SSH, financing to issued 40 Million new shares gm99 11/30/16 10:47:32 AM
#320   SSH, $0.20, up 10%, starting bouncing. NASDAQ, low float. hondaboost 11/30/16 10:25:11 AM
#319   Nice PM!! Next squeeze as expected!! UP Trend 11/28/16 09:26:53 AM
#318   Going higher, break .30 early PROPHETABLE 11/28/16 09:25:10 AM
#317   SSH .27 bottom bounces PAC 11/28/16 09:23:48 AM
#316   Extention till Jan 30, what other catalyst you need Expensivetaste281 11/27/16 02:51:53 PM
#315   Needs and extension to comply here with Nasdaq stockmoneybaby 11/26/16 11:11:12 PM
#314   Gapping down Monday stockmoneybaby 11/26/16 11:09:01 PM
#313   $SSH I ran an insider transaction scan for TRIPIL7Z 11/26/16 08:11:14 PM
#312   $SSH gaps to be filled TRIPIL7Z 11/26/16 08:06:39 PM
#311 and run Monday PROPHETABLE 11/25/16 11:12:34 PM
#310   * * $SSH Video Chart 11-25-16 * * ClayTrader 11/25/16 02:17:53 PM
#309   ; ) Penny Gold Mine 11/25/16 01:34:27 PM
#308   going to $1 IMO Expensivetaste281 11/25/16 12:04:04 PM
#307   nice volume today ... WarChest 11/25/16 12:03:30 PM
#306   Next squeeze.. UP Trend 11/25/16 11:48:34 AM
#305   SSH: BIG volume Friday. A SmallCap Mania play. remind2 11/25/16 01:26:04 AM
#303   Me too. A small position below .18, but tjguy 11/23/16 09:07:52 PM
#302   Got in at .18 volume cranked up longhorn4lif 11/23/16 11:37:27 AM
#301   Well said! Dropinthebucket 10/28/16 06:12:40 PM
#300   SSH IT department. willlbone 10/28/16 11:50:19 AM
#299   SSH bullish 0.81 stocktrademan 08/22/16 11:31:39 AM
#298   * * $SSH Video Chart 07-20-16 * * ClayTrader 07/20/16 05:10:30 PM
#297   .GidDy uP... The GidDy uP Kid 07/20/16 09:46:36 AM
#296   People don't want the risk in this market matthewverymuch 01/16/16 01:44:13 PM
#295   Anyone still holding here? coolbluewater 01/11/16 04:03:15 PM
#294   Exactly my thinking too!When SSH moves,it moves really novicetrader 12/01/15 12:50:17 PM
#293   I think picking up some extra shares going RealGenius 12/01/15 12:44:08 PM
#292   Thanks Real,nice article.Been a believer in SSH for novicetrader 12/01/15 12:27:00 PM
#291   New SA RealGenius 11/30/15 10:20:41 PM
#290   MarketCap here seems ridiculous given the size of Christie Mensch 11/29/15 07:38:31 PM
#289 Watch this video about the Sunshine Heart ChargnBull 10/23/15 01:05:52 AM
#288   $SSH Daily & Weekly Chart http://stockc $Pistol Pete$ 10/13/15 02:25:26 AM
#287   Events happening this week! The company will ChargnBull 10/13/15 01:53:51 AM
#286   Just funds getting out end of quarter. They RealGenius 10/01/15 12:34:44 AM
#285   For every seller there is a buyer...but yes, coolbluewater 09/30/15 04:26:50 PM
#284   huge sells (200,000 and 160,000 shares) at $2. DLucky6636 09/30/15 11:55:03 AM
#283   This is done. Watch it go to 0. coolbluewater 09/29/15 05:04:17 PM
#282   Everyone has already seen it, adam... matthewverymuch 07/23/15 03:27:19 PM
#281   DEN PRAIRIE, Minn., July 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) blgsmartsta 07/23/15 02:39:22 PM
#280   Sunshine Heart, Inc. blgsmartsta 07/23/15 02:37:49 PM
#279   LoL bilalali26 07/22/15 01:38:32 PM
#278   SSH is working on obtaining their FDA Approval. blgsmartsta 07/21/15 06:25:00 PM
#277   I wish. The separation agreement itself indicates DLucky6636 07/06/15 08:47:51 AM
#276   Yes..i have. She accomplished a lot for the matthewverymuch 07/04/15 09:15:30 AM
#275   ANYONE EVER CHECK OUT KIM'S LINKED IN PAGE? suckitup 07/03/15 08:14:00 PM
#274   Barely a year on the job and 2 nowlurking 06/26/15 10:49:34 AM
#273   from the 8k, appears Kim Olson was let DLucky6636 06/25/15 05:03:14 PM
#272   Adding more right here 4.00 Electricmood 05/08/15 03:52:31 PM
#271   Interesting that they are now going to look dia76ca 05/05/15 12:09:06 PM