Structural Heart Occluders/Closure Devices

AGA Amplatzer ASD closure

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning this week about safety issues encountered with the St. Jude Amplatzer Atrial Septal Occluder (ASO), a transcatheter device used to seal congenital holes in the atrial septum. The FDA rep...

August 30, 2013 — PFM Medical received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) premarket approval (PMA) for its Nit-Occlud Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) device, a permanently implanted prosthesis indicated for percutaneous, transcatheter closure...

Transcatheter structural heart repair devices deployed in the cath lab have largely replaced open-heart surgery as the therapy of choice. Percutaneously deployed septal occluders make it possible to repair atrial septal defects with better outcome...

October 13, 2014 — After reviewing updated data and analysis for the Boston Scientific Watchman left atrial appendage (LAA) closure device, the U.S. Food and...
Occlutech announced that it has successfully obtained a ruling by the U.K. Patents Court in the High Court of Justice in London that invalidates AGA/St Jude's...
ACC, iPad cardiology apps
DAIC readers chose the following stories as the most popular content in 2013, based on website analytics.
Sidra Medical and Research Center, a specialty women's and children's hospital in Qatar, announced that Ziyad Hijazi, M.D., has been appointed clinical chief...
PFM Medical
PFM Medical's Nit-Occlud Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) device is a permanently implanted prosthesis indicated for percutaneous,
St. Jude Medical Inc. launched the Amplatzer Vascular Plug 4 (AVP 4) in June 2012 for use in transcatheter embolization procedures (...
A device for excluding the left atrial appendage has received clearance from the FDA. AtriCure, Inc. has received clearance from the U.S....
The GORE HELEX Septal Occluder was approved by the FDA in 2006 for the treatment of atrial septal defects (ASD), a congenital heart defect...

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ACC, iPad cardiology apps
DAIC readers chose the following stories as the most popular content in 2013, based on website analytics.
Gore Helex, ASD occluder
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning this week about safety issues encountered with the St. Jude Amplatzer Atrial Septal Occluder (ASO...
PFM Medical
August 30, 2013 — PFM Medical received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) premarket approval (PMA) for its Nit-Occlud Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)...
Philips, TEE, mitral valve
The development of 3-D transesophageal echo (TEE) just a few years ago has enabled a new generation of interventional procedures to be performed,...

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