4th center has now implanted World Heart's LVAD. <br /> <br /> SALT LAKE CITY, July 6, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- World Heart Corporation (WorldHeart) (Nasdaq:WHRT - News), a developer of mechanical circulatory systems, announced today that Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, successfully implanted a Levacor(TM) Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) in the Bridge-to-Transplant (BTT) clinical study. This is the eighth implant of the Levacor VAD in the fourth implanting center in the study. <br /> <br /> Dr. Mark Slaughter, Chief of the Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Jewish Hospital/University of Louisville, and surgical co-Principal Investigator of the study at Jewish Hospital indicated, "I am excited by our initiation of patient enrollment in this study. We are pleased to provide a fully magnetically levitated VAD therapy to our late-stage heart failure patients. This is part of our ongoing efforts to find ways to reduce complications and improve outcomes." <br /> <br /> Mr. J. Alex Martin, WorldHeart's President and Chief Executive Officer noted, "We are pleased to continue to expand the BTT clinical study at Jewish Hospital led by Dr. Mark Slaughter, a top thought leader in mechanical circulatory support therapy. "