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

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a the CATALYST trial designed to assess Abbott's Amplatzer Amulet left atrial appendage (LAA) occluder for people with atrial fibrillation (AF or AFib). 
News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | February 03, 2020

February 3, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a the...

The Gore Cardioform ASD Occluder received European CE mark clearance in early October. The device offers a percutaneous, transcatheter closure option for the ostium secundum atrial septal defects (ASDs).
News | October 28, 2019

October 28, 2019 — The Gore Cardioform ASD Occluder received European CE mark clearance in early October. The device...

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. (Photos by Dave Fornell)

Blog | University of Colorado Hospital | October 02, 2019

I recently 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...

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