Heart Valve Repair

Valtech Cardioband, reimbursement, Germany, mitral regurgitation in heart failure
News | Heart Valve Repair | February 09, 2016
February 9, 2016 — Valtech Cardio Ltd. announced that it has received German Neue Untersuchungs und Behandlungsmethoden...
ACC late breakers
News | ACC | February 09, 2016
February 9, 2016 — The late-breaking clinical trial presentations have been announced for the 2016 American College of...
transcatheter repair of a mitral valve paravalvular leak

Transcatheter repair of a surgical mitral replacement paravalvular leak with an Amplatzer Vascular Plug II.

Feature | Heart Valve Repair | February 08, 2016 | Dave Fornell
Off-label use of the St. Jude Amplatzer vascular plug devices offers a new solution for the minimally invasive repair...
medtronic corevalve, tavr
News | February 03, 2016 | Dave Fornell
Medtronic announced Feb. 3 that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revised the CoreValve’s instructions for...
Case Study | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | January 21, 2016
This case study is from the Cardiac Imaging Department, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain. A woman in her early 60s...
Blog | January 20, 2016
At the beginning of each year, I always try to determine what the next big cardiovascular technology advances to watch...
AVR, aortic valve replacement, middle-aged patients, University of Sydney study, metal, tissue
News | Heart Valve Repair | January 15, 2016
January 15, 2016 — Patients between the ages of 40 and 70 who undergo...
Sapien III, Sapien 3, PARTNER III

The Edwards Sapien 3 valve uses a skirt at its base to prevent paravalvular leak. This is the newest version of the Sapien and will be used in the upcoming PARTNER III Trial.

Feature | Heart Valve Repair | January 15, 2016 | Dave Fornell
January 15, 2016 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given its approval for an expanded indication study...
heart valve formation, newborns, congenital heart defects, Cornell study
News | Congenital Heart | January 14, 2016
January 14, 2016 — Cornell biomedical engineers have discovered natural triggers that could reduce the chance of life-...
Technology | Clinical Decision Support | December 22, 2015
December 22, 2015 — The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has launched a new Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)/ACC...

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News | ACC | December 22, 2015
December 22, 2015 — In 2015, results from the ITALIC and CvLPRIT trials, along with studies examining lifestyle factors...
vessel assist, CTO fusion imaging

An example of Vessel Assist used to create vessel centerlines through a CTO to help guide revascularization in the cath lab.

Technology | Cath Lab Navigation Aids | December 14, 2015
December 14, 2015 — As the field of interventional medicine grows, so do the challenges for clinicians to plan, guide...
Mitralign, Trialign, SCOUT Study, first U.S. enrollment
News | Heart Valve Repair | December 10, 2015
December 10, 2015 — Mitralign Inc. announced the first U.S. subject has been enrolled in the...
News | Heart Valve Repair | November 23, 2015
November 23, 2015 — NaviGate Cardiac Structures Inc. (NCSI) announced that a first-in-human implant of its...
Neovasc, Tiara, transcatheter mitral valve, TMVR

The Neovasc Tiara transcatheter mitral valve is currently being tested in U.S. and international clinical trials. 

Feature | Heart Valve Repair | November 12, 2015 | Dave Fornell
The advent of transcatheter valve repair and replacement technologies is one of those rare instances where there is a...
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