EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Nov. 22, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sunshine Heart, Inc. (NASDAQ:SSH) today announced that on November 21, 2016 it received a letter from the Nasdaq Office of General Counsel indicating that the Panel had granted the Company continued listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market while it implements its plan to regain compliance with both the $1.00 minimum bid price requirement and the $2.5 million minimum stockholders' equity requirement. The Panel has granted Sunshine Heart time until January 30, 2017 to evidence a closing bid price of $1.00 or more for a minimum of ten prior consecutive trading days, and until March 20, 2017 to evidence compliance with the $2.5 million stockholder's equity requirement. The Company is diligently working on executing its plan to demonstrate compliance with the continued listing requirements, and will provide a further update when relevant information becomes available. There can be no assurance that the Company will be able to evidence compliance with the applicable listing criteria within the period of time granted by the Panel. About Sunshine Heart Sunshine Heart, Inc. (Nasdaq:SSH) is an early-stage medical device company focused on developing a product portfolio to treat moderate to severe heart failure and related conditions. The Company's commercial product, the Aquadex system, is indicated for temporary (up to eight hours) ultrafiltration treatment of patients with fluid overload who have failed diuretic therapy, and extended (longer than 8 hours) ultrafiltration treatment of patients with fluid overload who have failed diuretic therapy and require hospitalization. Our objective is to improve the quality of life for heart failure patients and slow the disease progression. Sunshine Heart is a Delaware corporation headquartered in Minneapolis with wholly owned subsidiaries in Australia and Ireland. The Company has been listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market since February 2012.