Cardiovascular Surgery

Edwards Lifesciences, FDA approval, Intuity Elite valve

The Edwards Intuity Elite valve system uses a balloon expandable skirt to anchor the valve rather than traditional sutures.

Technology | Heart Valve Technology | August 15, 2016
August 15, 2016 – Edwards Lifesciences announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved of the advanced...
ClearFlow, PleuraFlow System, pediatric patients, cardiothoracic surgery
News | Cardiovascular Surgery | August 08, 2016
August 8, 2016 — ClearFlow Inc. announced in late July that its PleuraFlow Active Clearance Technology is now available...
CMS, bundled payment models, coronary artery bypass surgery, ACC, STS
News | Business | July 26, 2016
July 26, 2016 — The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed the creation of new...
SynCardia acquired, Versa Capital Management, chapter 11
News | Business | July 07, 2016
July 7, 2016 — SynCardia Systems Inc. announced that it has entered into an...
St. Jude Medical, HeartMate 3 LVAS, LVAD, CardioStim-EHRA Europace Innovation Award 2016
News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | June 29, 2016
June 29, 2016 — St. Jude Medical Inc. recently announced the company received an Innovation Award for its HeartMate 3...
News | Stem Cell Therapies | May 26, 2016
May 26, 2016 — Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced the acquisition of economic rights to multiple programs owned by...
aortic valve reconstruction, surgery, PinnacleHealth, Pennsylvania
News | Cardiovascular Surgery | May 04, 2016
May 4, 2016 — Three PinnacleHealth patients recently underwent a new procedure for...
CABG, bypass surgery, heart failure, NHLBI study
News | Cardiovascular Surgery | April 25, 2016
April 25, 2016 — Scientists have found that a greater number of patients with coronary artery disease may benefit from...
post-operative atrial fibrillation, AFib, heart rate, rhythm control, ACC.16
News | Atrial Fibrillation | April 20, 2016
April 20, 2016 — In the first large randomized trial to directly compare two approaches to preventing...
CABG, mitral valve repair, ischemic mitral regurgitation, IMR, study, ACC 2016
News | Structural Heart | April 11, 2016
April 11, 2016 — Just-released two-year follow-up data comparing...
minimally invasive mitral valve repair, mini-MVR, comparison study, conventional surgery, University of Virginia
News | Cardiovascular Surgery | March 31, 2016
March 31, 2016 — Patients undergoing minimally invasive...
SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, TAH-t, documentary, Retro Reports, The New York Times
News | Artificial Heart | March 24, 2016
March 24, 2016 — A new documentary produced by Retro Report for The New York Times looks at the history and modern use...
Bryan Tyo, Baylor University Medical Center, bridge to transplant, Total Artificial Heart
News | Artificial Heart | March 18, 2016
March 18, 2016 — A surgical team at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas successfully performed a heart...
stroke risk, cardiovascular surgery vs stenting, CREST trial, UAB, NEJM
News | Stroke | February 22, 2016
February 22, 2016 — Investigators for the Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy versus Stenting Trial (CREST) found...
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