Heart Valve Technology

Edwards Intuity aortic valve, surgical aortic valve replacement, PinnacleHealth, first U.S. implants
News | Heart Valve Technology | August 26, 2016
August 26, 2016 — This week, PinnacleHealth, Harrisburg, Pa., became the first hospital in the country to implant the...
Sapien III, Sapien 3, PARTNER III, FDA approval, expanded indication, intermediate risk patients

The Sapien 3 valve has a skirt of fabric at its base that has significantly reduced issues of paravalvular leak, which was an issue with the first generation Sapien device. 

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | August 18, 2016 | Dave Fornell
August 18, 2016 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the indications for both the Edwards...
Videos | Heart Valve Technology | August 15, 2016
The Edwards Lifesciences Intuity Elite surgical aortic valve uses a balloon expandable skirt technology taken from the...
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...
mitraclip, mitraclip reimbursement
News | Heart Valve Technology | August 05, 2016
August 5, 2016 — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has reassigned MitraClip transcatheter mitral...
CoreValve Evolut R, intermediate risk patients, european approval, CE mark
Feature | Heart Valve Technology | August 04, 2016
August 4, 2016 — Medtronic announced CE (Conformité Européenne) mark market clearnace for the self-expanding,...
Edwards, Sapien 3 transcatheter heart valve, Canada, approval
News | Heart Valve Technology | July 27, 2016
July 27, 2016 — Edwards Lifesciences Corp. announced that Health Canada has approved the Edwards Sapien 3...
mitral valve surgery outcomes, twisting of the heart, echocardiography, NICSMR, JACC Basic to Translational Science
News | Heart Valve Technology | July 20, 2016
July 20, 2016 — A novel study has found a simple pre-operative...
TITAN II Trial, Carillon Mitral Contour System, Cardiac Dimensions, Open Heart journal, functional mitral regurgitation, FMR
News | Annuloplasty Rings | July 20, 2016
July 20, 2016 — New data from the TITAN II trial confirm the safety and efficacy of the Carillon Mitral Contour System...
Mitralign, Trialign system, tricuspid regurgitation. SCOUT U.S. study, phase 1 enrollment
News | Heart Valve Technology | July 19, 2016
July 19, 2016 — Mitralign Inc. announced last week it has completed subject enrollment in the SCOUT early feasibility...
Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 08, 2016
An interview with Jonathan Leipsic, M.D., FSCCT, chairman of the department of radiology, St. Paul’s Hospital,...
Videos | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 28, 2016
Interview with Rebecca Hahn, M.D., FASE, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, at the American Society of...
3D TEE, Mitraclip, mitraclip implantation, Echopixel, GE Healthcare, 3D imaging for procedural navigation

A 3-D view on the Echopixel system of a MitraClip implantation showing one clip deployed and a second about to be deployed. The images can be rotated on any axis and sliced through to show cross sectional views of the anatomy and the device in true 3-D with glasses. Echopixel is working toward a system that uses a special screen that will eliminate the need for glasses.

Blog | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 15, 2016
I saw a new combination of technologies on the expo floor at the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) meeting in...
TeleHealthRobotics, Tele-Robotic Ultrasound, TRUDI, robotic ultrasound

The Tele-Robotic Ultrasound for Distance Imaging (TRUDI) system uses a robotic arm so a remote sonographer can control the echo probe without the need for them to be in the same room or even be in the hospital during an exam or procedure. 

News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 09, 2016
June 9, 2016 — The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) will host Echovation Challenge 2016, a competition for...
Edwards, Sapien 3, SOURCE 3 Registry, EuroPCR 2016
News | Heart Valve Technology | May 24, 2016
May 24, 2016 — Thirty-day data from the European post-approval study of the Edwards...
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