Structural Heart Occluders

News | Cath Lab| August 26, 2015
August 26, 2014 — The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) announced the late-breaking trials and first report...
Videos | Structural Heart| June 26, 2015
Interview with Steve Goldstein, M.D., director, noninvasive lab, Medstar Washington Heart Institute, Washington, D.C.,...
Videos | Cardiovascular Ultrasound| June 17, 2015
Role of Interventional Echcardiography in Transcatheter Structural Heart Procedures — Rebecca Hahn, M.D., Columbia...
Videos | Structural Heart| June 17, 2015
Interview with Ted Feldman, M.D., FACC, MSCAI, FESC, cardiac cath lab director, Evanston Hospital, North Shore Health...
Videos | Structural Heart| June 17, 2015
Interview with Charanjit Rihal, M.D., chief of cardiology and professor of medicine, Mayo Clinic, at the Transcatheter...
Watchman, LAA, left atrial appendage

The Watchman LAA occluder being implanted in the left atrial appendage via a delivery catheter through a transseptal puncture.

Feature | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders| April 30, 2015 | Dave Fornell
The long-awaited U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the first transcatheter left atrial appendage (LAA...
Boston Scientific, Watchman LAA device, FDA approval
Technology | March 16, 2015
March 16, 2015 — Boston Scientific Corp. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the Watchman...
News | October 13, 2014
October 13, 2014 — After reviewing updated data and analysis for the Boston Scientific Watchman...
News | August 01, 2014
August 1, 2014 — Occlutech announced that it has successfully obtained a ruling by the U.K. Patents Court in the High...
ACC, iPad cardiology apps
Feature | January 03, 2014 | Dave Fornell
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News | December 04, 2013
December 4, 2013 — Sidra Medical and Research Center, a specialty women's and children's hospital in Qatar, announced...
Amplatzer, St. Jude Medical, ASD closure

The Amplatzer ASD closure device is passed through a septal defect and is deployed as show. It has two nitinol mesh sections which grasp septal wall on either side of the defect.

Feature | October 18, 2013 | Dave Fornell
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning this week about safety issues encountered with the St....
PFM Medical
Technology | August 30, 2013
August 30, 2013 — PFM Medical received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) premarket approval (PMA) for its Nit-...
Gore Helex Septal Occluder Infringement Suit Ruiling AGA Medical Corp.
News | August 07, 2013
August 7, 2013 — W. L. Gore & Associates announced a favorable ruling involving the Gore Helex Septal...

Philips introduced CX50 xMatrix architecture designed to support advanced fluoro integration with the EchoNavigator system. It aligns TEE views with live fluoroscopy to enhance navigation in complex structural heart procedures.

Feature | May 14, 2013 | Dave Fornell
The development of 3-D transesophageal echo (TEE) just a...
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