Heart Failure

Valtech, cardioband, transcatheter mitral annuloplasty

Valtech's Cardioband transcatheter mitral annuloplasty system in development. It is uses a series of corkscrew anchors, similar to those used on EP implantable device leads, to install the annuloplasty ring to reshape the valve for improved leaflet coaptation.

Feature | Structural Heart | September 02, 2015
September 2, 2015 — HeartWare International Inc. announced it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Valtech...
DOPPLER-CIP trial, ESC 2015, heart failure, predictor, small left ventricle, University of Leuven
Feature | Heart Failure | September 02, 2015
September 2, 2015 — Findings presented at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2015 indicate that a small...
Medtronic, OPTILINK, OptiVol, ICD, pulmonary congestion, ESC 2015
Feature | Heart Failure | September 01, 2015
September 1, 2015 — Automated alerts for excess fluid accumulation in the lungs did not improve outcomes for...
News | Heart Failure | August 28, 2015
August 28, 2015 — BioControl Medical said it has completed enrollment in its INOVATE-HF (INcrease Of VAgal TonE in...
Sunshine Heart, COUNTER HF pivotal study, resumes enrollment, C-Pulse, FDA
News | Heart Failure | August 18, 2015
August 18, 2015 — Sunshine Heart Inc. announced an update in late July on its COUNTER HF U.S....
HeartWare, ENDURANCE2 trial, destination therapy, HVAS, HeartWare Ventricular Assist System
News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | August 11, 2015
August 11, 2015 — HeartWare International Inc. announced that enrollment in the ENDURANCE2 destination therapy...
Mayo Clinic, LVAD, study, heart failure, restrictive cardiomyopathy, RCM

Thoratec HeartMate II image courtesy of Thoratec

News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | August 07, 2015
August 7, 2015 — Mayo Clinic is announcing results of a study on the effectiveness of...
FDA, warning, LVADs, left ventricular assist devices, Thoratec, HeartMate II, HeartWare, HVAD
News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | August 06, 2015
August 6, 2015 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting healthcare providers, patients and caregivers...
HeartWare, ventricular assist device, HeartWare VAD, recall, update
News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | August 05, 2015
August 5, 2015 — HeartWare expanded the Class I recall of its ventricular assist device in mid-June due to concerns...
LVADs, heart failure patients, echocardiography, ASE, recommendations, guideline
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 04, 2015
August 4, 2015 — Over the past several years, advanced...
Sunshine Heart, C-Pulse, circulatory support system, update
News | Heart Failure | August 03, 2015
August 3, 2015 — Sunshine Heart announced plans to commence a first-in-human study using its novel C-Pulse...
MSCs, stem cells, end-stageheart failure, retrograde, coronary sinus,
News | Stem Cell Therapies | July 29, 2015
July 29, 2015 — A new clinical trial to test how a high dose of...
HeartMate PHP, Thoratec, St. Jude medical

The HeartMate PHP (percutaneous heart pump) is the latest acute hemodynamic support technology released by Thoratec, which recently received CE mark in Europe. The PHP is currently in U.S.clinical trials.

Feature | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | July 22, 2015
July 22, 2015 — St. Jude Medical and Thoratec announced that the boards of directors of both companies have unanimously...
NeoStem, PreSERVE study, AMI, ACC.15, NBS10, CD34 stem cells
Feature | Heart Failure | July 17, 2015
July 17, 2015 - NeoStem Inc. presented updated efficacy and safety results from the one-year follow-up for its...
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