Thoratec Announces Presentations At Upcoming Investor Conferences

      Thoratec Announces Presentations At Upcoming Investor Conferences

PR Newswire

PLEASANTON, Calif., June 10, 2013

PLEASANTON, Calif., June 10, 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 two upcoming investor conferences.

On Thursday, June 13, the company will participate in the Goldman Sachs 34^th
Annual Global Healthcare Conference. Taylor C. Harris, Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer, will provide an update on the company, beginning at
8:40 a.m., Pacific Daylight Time (11:40 a.m., Eastern Daylight Time). A
webcast of the presentation will be available on the company's website at
http://www.thoratec.com.

On Wednesday, June 19, Thoratec will participate in the Wells Fargo Securities
2013 Healthcare Conference. The presentation by Taylor C. Harris, Vice
President and Chief Financial Officer, will begin at 9:30 a.m., Eastern
Daylight Time (6:30 a.m., Pacific Daylight Time). A webcast of the
presentation will be available on the company's website 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

Website: http://www.thoratec.com
Contact: Taylor Harris, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Thoratec
Corporation, (925) 738-0047