Structural Heart Occluders

This channel includes news and new technology innovations about structural heart occluders. These include information of surgical repair and transcatheter closure of PFO, VSD, ASD and LAA. Devices include the Amplatzer and the Gore Helex

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 | October 02, 2019

In late December 2018, I had the opportunity to conduct an onsite visit to the...

Abbott Receives European CE Mark for Two Pediatric Heart Devices
News | Congenital Heart | September 20, 2019

September 20, 2019 – Abbott announced approvals in Europe for two of its pediatric devices — the Masters HP 15mm...

Gore Cardioform ASD Occluder Receives FDA Approval
Technology | Structural Heart Occluders | June 10, 2019

June 10, 2019 – W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s)...

SCAI Offers Recommendations for Safe Use of PFO Closure Technologies. SCAI said completion of the randomized trials demonstrating the superiority of PFO closure and medical therapy over medical therapy alone
News | Structural Heart Occluders | March 27, 2019

March 27. 2019 — A newly released expert consensus statement provides recommendations for the safe and effective...

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...

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...

Videos | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 28, 2018

This is a demonstration of the the Philips TrueVue photo-realistic rendering and lighting source technology. This...

FDA Approves Gore Cardioform Septal Occluder for PFO Closure Prevent Recurrent Ischemic Stroke
Technology | Structural Heart Occluders | April 03, 2018

April 3, 2018 — Following the unprecedented Gore REDUCE Clinical Study conclusion that closure of patent foramen...

A patient who received HeartMate III LVAD system at ACC.18. The HeartMate 3 was the topic of of the the key late-breaking trials at #ACC18

A patient who received the HeartMate III LVAD system showing off his external battery pack. He served as a patient ambassador in the Abbott booth at ACC.18. The HeartMate III, with its magnetic levitated pump, showed a big reduction in clotting over previous LVADs in a key late-breaking trial at this year's conference.

Feature | ACC | March 27, 2018 | Dave Fornell

There were several notable presentations of new data on cardiovascular technologies at the recent 2018 American...

Trial Bolsters Evidence in Favor of Closing Hole in Heart After Stroke
News | ACC | March 20, 2018

March 20, 2018 — Among people with a type of hole in the heart, known as patent foramen ovale (PFO), those who...

Videos | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | November 14, 2017

Vivek Reddy, M.D., director of cardiac arrhythmia services and professor of medicine, cardiology, Mount Sinai...

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