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Abiomed: Heart Recovery, Not Replacement

Executive Summary

David Lederman started Abiomed 25 years ago to develop an artificial heart, the AbioCor. While the AbioCor development continues, a new management team has broadened the company's focus. Where Abiomed once pioneered heart replacement, they now are breaking new ground in heart recovery. The challenge is whether, armed with new products and clinical data, the company can change physicians' treatment patterns for acute heart failure patients.

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