Valtech Cardioband, reimbursement, Germany, mitral regurgitation in heart failure
News | Heart Valve Repair | February 09, 2016
February 9, 2016 — Valtech Cardio Ltd. announced that it has received German Neue Untersuchungs und Behandlungsmethoden...
ACC late breakers
News | ACC | February 09, 2016
February 9, 2016 — The late-breaking clinical trial presentations have been announced for the 2016 American College of...
Watchman, left atrial appendage closure, LAA occluder
Technology | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | February 09, 2016
February 9, 2016 — Boston Scientific Corp. announced the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will cover...
transcatheter repair of a mitral valve paravalvular leak

Transcatheter repair of a surgical mitral replacement paravalvular leak with an Amplatzer Vascular Plug II.

Feature | Heart Valve Repair | February 08, 2016 | Dave Fornell
Off-label use of the St. Jude Amplatzer vascular plug devices offers a new solution for the minimally invasive repair...
medtronic corevalve, tavr
News | February 03, 2016 | Dave Fornell
Medtronic announced Feb. 3 that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revised the CoreValve’s instructions for...
Case Study | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | January 21, 2016
This case study is from the Cardiac Imaging Department, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain. A woman in her early 60s...
Csound, GE ultrasound

4D Clarity, HDlive and cSound acquisition provide excellent TTE and TEE images.

Case Study | January 21, 2016
GE Healthcare is taking the next leap in image quality performance, quantification and workflow with the introduction...
Ernest Shackleton, hole in the heart, Endurance 100th anniversary, Ian Calder
News | Structural Heart | January 20, 2016
January 20, 2016 — On the 100th anniversary of the Endurance expedition to Antarctica led by Sir Ernest Shackleton,...
Blog | January 20, 2016
At the beginning of each year, I always try to determine what the next big cardiovascular technology advances to watch...
pulmonary artery to left atrial shunt, heart lung transplant, Oswaldo, Stanford Children's Health

2015 was a year of dramatic changes for Oswaldo and his family, seen here at his bedside, post-transplant surgery in July. Photo courtesy of Business Wire.

Feature | Cardiovascular Surgery | January 15, 2016
January 15, 2016 — 2016 is starting off a whole lot better than last year for 14-year-old Oswaldo Jimenez of Salem, Ore...
AVR, aortic valve replacement, middle-aged patients, University of Sydney study, metal, tissue
News | Heart Valve Repair | January 15, 2016
January 15, 2016 — Patients between the ages of 40 and 70 who undergo...
CardioKinetix, Parachute device, heart failure, PARACHUTE IV trial, half enrollment
News | Heart Failure | January 15, 2016
January 15, 2016 — CardioKinetix Inc. announced that it has enrolled more than half of the subjects in its pivotal...
Sapien III, Sapien 3, PARTNER III

The Edwards Sapien 3 valve uses a skirt at its base to prevent paravalvular leak. This is the newest version of the Sapien and will be used in the upcoming PARTNER III Trial.

Feature | Heart Valve Repair | January 15, 2016 | Dave Fornell
January 15, 2016 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given its approval for an expanded indication study...
heart valve formation, newborns, congenital heart defects, Cornell study
News | Congenital Heart | January 14, 2016
January 14, 2016 — Cornell biomedical engineers have discovered natural triggers that could reduce the chance of life-...
Watchman, LAA closure device, cost effectiveness, VIvek Reddy, stroke reduction, study
News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | January 06, 2016
January 6, 2016 — A new study determined that the...
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