Houston Medtech Firm Procyrion Aims to Help Heart Heal Itself

Procyrion says it’s developed a crutch for your heart.

The Houston medtech startup’s device is called Aortix™, a circulatory support pump that is thinner than a pencil and can be implanted in the aorta, the major artery coming from the heart, through a catheter threaded up from the thigh through the femoral artery. The device is designed to help heart failure patients by pushing more blood through the circulatory system and on to vital organs.

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