Form Type:  8-K
Filing Date:  3/18/2014 
CIK:  0000350907 
Address:  6035 STONERIDGE DR 
City, State, Zip:  PLEASANTON, California 94588 
Telephone:  (925) 847-8600 
Fiscal Year:  12/28 
Description of Business
Thoratec Corporation ("we," "our," "us," or the "Company") is a world leader in mechanical circulatory support with a product portfolio to treat the full range of clinical needs for advanced heart failure patients. We develop, manufacture and market proprietary medical devices used for circulatory support. Heart failure is a chronic disease that occurs when degeneration of the heart muscle reduces the pumping power of the heart, causing the heart to become too weak to pump blood at a level sufficient to meet the body's demands. THE COMPANY AND BACKGROUND Incorporated in the State of California in 1976, Thoratec Corporation trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol THOR and is headquartered in Pleasanton, California. Our principal executive offices are located at 6035 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton, California, 94588. The telephone number at that address is (925) 847-8600.
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