Lisa Wipperman Heine has worked in the med-tech sector for more than 25 years. Throughout her career, she’s held leadership roles at companies large and small, including Covidien, now a Medtronic subsidiary. But her primary motivator is helping patients in need. Now, as president and CEO of PreCardia Inc., she’s focused on tackling acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF), a lesser-known condition that hospitalizes more than 1 million Americans each year. The company has developed a device to help treat it. In August, PreCardia began enrolling patients in an ongoing feasibility study.