Heart Valve Repair

Edwards Lifesciences Corp. announced that it has agreed to acquire CardiAQ Valve Technologies Inc., a privately held company and developer of a transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) system.

CardiAQ Valve Technologies (CardiAQ) announced that its second-generation transcatheter bioprosthetic mitral heart valve was successfully implanted as a compassionate treatment. The device was placed into a 72-year-old male suffering from sev...

Cardiac Dimensions announced the first patients have been enrolled in the REDUCE FMR clinical trial. REDUCE FMR is a prospective, double-blind, randomized multi-center trial, evaluating the company’s minimally-invasive Carillon Mitr...

Medtronic plc announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and U.S. launch of the recapturable, self-expanding CoreValve Evolut R System. The first-and-only recapturable and repositionable device available in the United States, t...

Boston Scientific announced CE Mark and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for the Safari2 Pre-Shaped Guidewire. Safari2 is an enhanced version...
Direct Flow Medical, Transcatheter Aortic Valve System, SALUS Trial, FDA
Direct Flow Medical Inc. received Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in April to broaden its...
GlobalData, TAVR, Edwards, Medtronic, CoreValve Evolut R, Sapien 3
The recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approvals of two next-generation transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVR) devices will transform the U...
Biotronik, TAVI device, BIOVALVE trial, Hamburg, Germany
Biotronik announced the completion of the BIOVALVE first-in-human trial for its new transcatheter aortic valve. Study doctors successfully implanted the device...
Boston Scientific announced CE Mark and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for the Safari2 Pre-Shaped Guidewire. Safari2 is
The Medicines Company announced an agreement with Sandoz Inc. for the distribution of an authorized generic of Angiomax (...
The Architect Galectin-3 assay automated blood test from BG Medicine Inc. was cleared by the United States Food and Drug Administration (...
The ViperWire Advance Peripheral Guide Wire with Flex Tip from Cardiovascular Systems Inc. is indicated for use with their peripheral...

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CardiAQ, Edwards, acquire, acquisition, Fortis, TMVI, mitral valve replacement
Edwards Lifesciences Corp. announced that it has agreed to acquire CardiAQ Valve Technologies Inc., a privately held company and developer of a transcatheter...
CardiAQ Valve Technologies, TMVI, second generation, implantation, Tor Vergata
CardiAQ Valve Technologies (CardiAQ) announced that its second-generation transcatheter bioprosthetic mitral heart valve was successfully implanted as a...
REDUCE FMR, Cardiac Dimensions, Carillon Mitral Contour System, FMR
Cardiac Dimensions announced the first patients have been enrolled in the REDUCE FMR clinical trial. REDUCE FMR is a prospective, double-blind, randomized...
Medtronic, CoreValve Evolut R, FDA approval, TAVR, recapturable
Medtronic plc announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and U.S. launch of the recapturable, self-expanding CoreValve Evolut R System. The...

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Healthcare organizations are demanding more capabilities for image viewers accessed by clinicians. Zero footprint (ZFP) viewers provide imaging tools from...
The webinar "State of the Art in MRI Pediatric Brain Perfusion Imaging" educates participants about the state of the art clinical and emerging translational...
This webinar discusses why contemporary adult cardiac interventions require significant ionizing radiation with potential health risks to both the patient and...