Structural Heart

FDA MSC Consortium Stem Cell Research

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) MSC Consortium is a large team of FDA scientists studying adult mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which could eventually be used to repair, replace, restore or regenerate cells in the body, including those...

April 7, 2014 — A first-ever randomized head-to-head comparison of two devices commonly used to treat aortic stenosis finds balloon-expandable transcatheter valves (such as the Edwards Sapien) result in more successful procedures and relieve sympt...

Edwards Lifesciences Corp. announced the successful completion of the first three human implants of its Fortis mitral transcatheter heart valve. The Heart Team...

Neovasc Inc. announced that a first-in-human implantation of its Tiara transcatheter mitral valve was successfully performed Jan. 30 by physicians at St. P...

July 22, 2014 — AtriCure announced it has sold more than 34,000 AtriClip left atrial appendage (LAA) exclusion system devices worldwide.
Boston Scientific Louts Tavi System CE mark Heart Repair
Boston Scientific Corp. received CE mark and began the European commercial launch of its new 25 mm Lotus transcatheter aortic valve implantation (...
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) launched the Fetal Neuroprotection and Neuroplasticity Program. 
CorMatrix Cardiovascular ECM Enrollment RESTORE Study Poland
CorMatrix Cardiovascular Inc. of Roswell, Ga., and the Central Clinical Hospital of the Ministry of Interior in Warsaw (Centralny Szpital Kliniczny MSW) of...
Sapien XT, FDA
The Edwards Sapien XT transcatheter aortic heart valve is indicated for the treatment of high-risk and inoperable patients suffering from
Esaote North America and Pie Medical Imaging provide 3mensio Structural Heart software for cardiovascular planning solutions...
Medtronic’s self-expanding transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) CoreValve System is the first self-expanding TAVR valve...
MediValve Ltd.'s acWire Guidewire received Pre-Marketing Notification Application (510(k)) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA...

Articles

Sapien XT, FDA
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its Edwards Sapien XT transcatheter aortic heart valve for the treatment of high-risk and inoperable...
Watchman, LAA occluder
Interventional thought leaders at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2014 meeting shared their predictions about the cutting-edge technologies emerging...
Medtronic announced it is purchasing Covidien in a cash-and-stock deal for $42.9 billion. Once the transaction is completed, Medtronic will have significantly...
Researchers at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging’s 2014 Annual Meeting (SNMMI) revealed how a protein encourages the production of stem...

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CVIS, cardiovascular information system, webinar
Join Ascendian Healthcare Consulting and GE Healthcare during a webinar Wednesday, July 16 to learn about the access, productivity, and revenue cycle efficiency benefits of a modern cardiovascular...
The webinar "Implementing Robotic PCI — Why and How to Start a Successful Program" defines optimal strategies for launching a successful robotic percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) program. The...
This webinar focuses on implementation of different strategies to help clinicians reduce radiation exposure during interventional cardiology procedures, both for patient and operators. It offers an...