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

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...

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...

Videos | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | October 01, 2018

Ashish Pershad, M.D., medical director, structural heart program, Banner University Medical Heart Institute, Phoenix...

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...

Videos | Structural Heart Occluders | November 08, 2017

John Rhodes, M.D., co-director of the adult congenital heart program, Medical University of South Carolina, is the...

The Watchman LAA occluder PREVAIL Trial 5-year results were presented at the 2017 TCT meeting.
Feature | Atrial Fibrillation | November 02, 2017

November 2, 2017 – Five-year results from the PREVAIL Trial comparing left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) with the...

Videos | Structural Heart Occluders | September 13, 2017

Ziyad Hijazi, M.D., MPH, MSCAI, FACC, director of the cardiac program and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at...

LAA closure during open heart surgery in the LAACS Study showed better outcomes for all patients.

LAA closure during open heart surgery in the LAACS Study showed better outcomes for all patients.

Feature | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | September 07, 2017

September 7, 2017 — Closure of the left atrial appendage (LAA) during heart surgery protects the brain, according to...

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