Structural Heart

This structural heart channel includings content related to heart valve repair and replacement, left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion, heart failure interventional device therapies, and occlusion of ASDs, VSDs and PFOs.

Le Bonheur Children's Hospital Implants First Abbott Amplatzer Piccolo Occluder
News | Structural Heart Occluders | February 13, 2019

February 13, 2019 — Le Bonheur Children's Hospital cardiologists in Memphis, Tenn., implanted the Amplatzer Piccolo...

New Appropriate Use Criteria Outlined for Multimodality Imaging of Nonvalvular Heart Disease
News | Clinical Decision Support | February 11, 2019

February 11, 2019 — The American College of Cardiology (ACC), along with nine other cardiology professional...

Two of the top news items from January included news atrial fibrillation guidelines that now recommend new anticoagulants (NOACs) over warfarin, and the FDA warning hospitals about the increased mortality found in one study involving pacitaxel-eluting stents and balloon devices for the peripheral arteries.

Two of the top news items from January included news atrial fibrillation guidelines that now recommend new anticoagulants (NOACs) over warfarin, and the FDA warning hospitals about the increased mortality found in one study involving pacitaxel-eluting stents and balloon devices for the peripheral arteries. 

Feature | February 01, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

February 1, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (...

Thubrikar Announces First-in-Human Implant of Optimum TAVI System
News | Heart Valve Technology | January 29, 2019

January 29, 2019 — Thubrikar Aortic Valve Inc. announced the first human implant of the Optimum TAV using their...

Perceval Valve Offers Performance, Economic Advantages in Aortic Disease Treatment
News | Heart Valve Technology | January 29, 2019

January 29, 2019 — LivaNova PLC announced the publication of three separate studies highlighting the performance of...

An example of multimodality image fusion with live angiography to enhance soft-tissue visualization during complex procedures. This example is from Siemen's new TrueFusion software released in 2018. Advances in angiography imaging.

An example of multimodality image fusion with live angiography to enhance soft-tissue visualization during complex procedures. This example is from Siemen's new TrueFusion software released in 2018. 

Feature | Angiography | January 28, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

There are a few recent trends in X-ray...

First Tendyne Transcatheter Mitral Valve Implanted in New York
News | Heart Valve Technology | January 28, 2019

January 28, 2019 — Lenox Hill Hospital is the first hospital in New York City to successfully implant Abbott’s...

FDA Approves Abbott's Amplatzer Piccolo Occluder
News | Structural Heart Occluders | January 16, 2019

January 16, 2019 — Abbott announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Amplatzer Piccolo...

A MitraClip case underway at the University of Colorado Hospital hybrid cath lab. Left to right are doctors John Carroll, Edward Gill and Dominik Wiktor.

A MitraClip case underway at the University of Colorado Hospital hybrid cath lab. Left to right are doctors John Carroll, Edward Gill and Dominik Wiktor. 

Blog | University of Colorado Hospital | January 16, 2019

In late December, I had the opportunity to conduct an onsite visit to the...

Boston Scientific, Edwards Lifesciences Agree To Global Litigation Settlement
News | Heart Valve Technology | January 15, 2019

January 15, 2019 — Boston Scientific Corp. and Edwards Lifesciences Corp. announced that the companies have reached...

The implantation of a MitraClip is guided under live transesophageal echo (TEE). This image shows the operator moving the open clip into position and engaging the mitral valve leaflets. The clip appears as a arrowhead shape in the ultrasound with the leaflets coming off each side. Photo from a MitraClip procedure at the University of Colorado Hospital. Dr. Dominick Wiktor. The TEE is from a Philips Epiq system.

The implantation of a MitraClip is guided under live transesophageal echo (TEE). This image shows the operator moving the open clip into position and engaging the mitral valve leaflets. The clip appears as an arrowhead shape in the ultrasound with the leaflets coming off each side. Photo from a MitraClip procedure at the University of Colorado Hospital.

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | January 14, 2019 | Allen Atchley, M.D., FACC, The Chattanooga Heart Institute

Mitral regurgitation (MR) is one of the most common types of heart valve diseases in the United States, affecting...

SCCT Releases New Guideline for CT Use During TAVR
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | January 08, 2019

January 8, 2019 — The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) has released...

JC Medical Announces First U.S. Treatment With J-Valve TAVR Device
News | Heart Valve Technology | January 07, 2019

January 7, 2019 — JC Medical announced the successful treatment of the first U.S. patient with the company’s...

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