TCT 2016, TCT.16, main arena, late breaking trials
Feature | Cath Lab | September 28, 2016

September 28, 2016 — The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) has announced the 11 late-breaking trials and 16...

4Tech, TriCinch TTVR, transcather tricuspid valve repair device, first implant
News | Heart Valve Technology | September 22, 2016

September 22, 2016 — 4Tech Inc. announced that its TriCinch device has been used in the world’s first-ever...

Transesophageal Echo, TEE. Interventional echocardiography, interventional echo, Philips, CX50

Transesophageal echo (TEE) has become an essential part of the new transcatheter structrual heart therapies, giving rise to a new sub-speciality of interventional echocardiography.  

Feature | Cath Lab Navigation Aids | September 21, 2016 | Dave Fornell

The rapid growth of transcatheter structural heart procedures and the need for increased use of echocardiography as...

Claret Medical, Sentinal CPS, cerebral protection system, FDA marketing application, TAVR, embolic protection
News | Embolic Protection Devices | September 20, 2016

September 20, 2016 – Claret Medical announced its filing of a marketing application with the U.S. Food and Drug...

Edwards sapien, intermediate risk patients, CE mark
News | Heart Valve Technology | September 20, 2016

September 19, 2016 — Edwards Lifesciences received European CE mark to expand use of the Edwards Sapien 3...

Valtech Cardio, Cardioband Tricuspid, Cardioband Mitral, PCR London Valves 2016, study data
News | Heart Valve Technology | September 19, 2016

September 19, 2016 — Valtech Cardio Ltd. announced that it will present the...

Lotus Edge Valve, CE mark, boston scientific, TAVR, TAVI

The Lotus Edge system in its deployed position. The Lotus valve expands outward as it is compressed and buckled in the deployment position. It also has a skirt to help eliminate paravalvular leaks.

News | Heart Valve Technology | September 19, 2016

September 19, 2016 — Boston Scientific received European CE mark approval for its Lotus Edge Valve System, the...

congenital heart defects, CHD, risk factors, genes, University of California Irvine research
News | Congenital Heart | September 09, 2016

September 9, 2016 — New research published Sept. 8 in the Open Access journal PLOS Biology reports the role of genes...

St. Jude Medical, Amplatzer Amulet LAA occluder, left atrial appendage, IDE trial
News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | September 02, 2016

September 2, 2016 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the start of the St. Jude Medical Amplatzer Amulet IDE trial of...

Pradaxa, dabigatran, GLORIA-AF registry, ESC Congress 2016, NVAF
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | September 01, 2016

September 1, 2016 — First outcome results from the GLORIA-AF Registry show that treatment with Pradaxa (dabigatran...

Edwards Intuity aortic valve, surgical aortic valve replacement, PinnacleHealth, first U.S. implants
News | Heart Valve Technology | August 26, 2016

August 26, 2016 — This week, PinnacleHealth, Harrisburg, Pa., became the first hospital in the country to implant...

aortic dissection, family history, same age, clinical study, John A. Elefteriades, Annals of Thoracic Surgery
News | Structural Heart | August 25, 2016

August 25, 2016 — People with a family member who had an...

Sapien III, Sapien 3, PARTNER III, FDA approval, expanded indication, intermediate risk patients

The Sapien 3 valve has a skirt of fabric at its base that has significantly reduced issues of paravalvular leak, which was an issue with the first generation Sapien device. 

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | August 18, 2016 | Dave Fornell

August 18, 2016 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the indications for both the Edwards...

Videos | Heart Valve Technology | August 15, 2016

The Edwards Lifesciences Intuity Elite surgical aortic valve uses a balloon expandable skirt technology taken from...

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