Thoratec Presentation At Barclays Global Healthcare Conference To Be Webcast

PLEASANTON, Calif., March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Thoratec Corporation (NASDAQ: THOR), a world leader in device-based mechanical circulatory support therapies to save, support and restore failing hearts, said today it will be participating in the Barclays Global Healthcare Conference on Thursday, March 14.

Taylor C. Harris, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will provide an update on the company, beginning at 8:00 a.m., Eastern Daylight Time (5:00 a.m., Pacific Daylight Time).

The presentation will be available through the conference web site at http://cc.talkpoint.com/barc002/031213a_lp/?entity=106_HD8IHUN, or on the company's web site at http://www.thoratec.com.

Thoratec is a world leader in therapies to address advanced-stage heart failure. The company's products include the HeartMate® LVAS (Left Ventricular Assist System) and Thoratec® VAD (Ventricular Assist Device) with more than 20,000 devices implanted in patients suffering from heart failure. Thoratec also manufactures and distributes the CentriMag® and PediMag®/PediVAS® product lines. Thoratec is headquartered in Pleasanton, California. For more information, visit the company's website at http://www.thoratec.com.

Thoratec, the Thoratec logo, HeartMate and HeartMate II are registered trademarks of Thoratec Corporation and IVAD is a trademark of Thoratec Corporation. CentriMag and PediMag are registered trademarks of Thoratec LLC, and PediVAS is a registered trademark of Thoratec Switzerland GmbH.

SOURCE Thoratec Corporation



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