Thoratec Corporation (THOR -1.5%) says it's received FDA approval to market the HeartMate II...

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Thoratec Corporation (THOR -1.5%) says it's received FDA approval to market the HeartMate II Pocket Controller, the small face of the HeartMate II LVAD System. The device controls the left ventricular assist device or LVAD, which is a kind of mechanical heart which is put inside a person's chest, to help the heart pump oxygen-rich blood throughout the body.