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 the...
Edwards Lifesciences, FDA approval, Intuity Elite valve

The Edwards Intuity Elite valve system uses a balloon expandable skirt to anchor the valve rather than traditional sutures.

Technology | Heart Valve Technology | August 15, 2016
August 15, 2016 – Edwards Lifesciences announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved of the advanced...
PFO closure, patent foramen ovale, AAN recommendation, American Academy of Neurology, stroke patients
News | Structural Heart Occluders | August 08, 2016
August 8, 2016 — Updated recommendations from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) states that catheter-based...
mitraclip, mitraclip reimbursement
News | Heart Valve Technology | August 05, 2016
August 5, 2016 — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has reassigned MitraClip transcatheter mitral...
Absorb, bioresorbable stent, FDA approval, FDA approves, FDA clears, most popular content, most popular stories, DAIC

The FDA clearance of the first bioresorbable stent, the Abbott Absorb, the first week of July has been the most popular story so far for all of 2016. It is the first fully dissolving stent approved for the U.S. market and many experts say this technology could be a paradigm shift in coronary and peripheral therapies in the coming years as the technology improves. 

Feature | August 05, 2016 | Dave Fornell
  August 5, 2016 — Here are the top 20 most popular current content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (...
CoreValve Evolut R, intermediate risk patients, european approval, CE mark
Feature | Heart Valve Technology | August 04, 2016
August 4, 2016 — Medtronic announced CE (Conformité Européenne) mark market clearnace for the self-expanding,...
Watchman, left atrial appendage closure, LAA occluder

An illustration of a Watchman transcatheter LAA occluder being implanted.

Feature | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | August 01, 2016 | Dave Fornell
Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF or Afib) are high risk for stroke due to the formation of thrombus emboli in the ...
Edwards, Sapien 3 transcatheter heart valve, Canada, approval
News | Heart Valve Technology | July 27, 2016
July 27, 2016 — Edwards Lifesciences Corp. announced that Health Canada has approved the Edwards Sapien 3...
CardioKinetix, Parachute device, heart failure, 500th implantation, PARACHUTE IV Trial
News | Heart Failure | July 22, 2016
July 22, 2016 — CardioKinetix Inc. announced this week that 500 patients have received the company’s Parachute...
mitral valve surgery outcomes, twisting of the heart, echocardiography, NICSMR, JACC Basic to Translational Science
News | Heart Valve Technology | July 20, 2016
July 20, 2016 — A novel study has found a simple pre-operative...
TITAN II Trial, Carillon Mitral Contour System, Cardiac Dimensions, Open Heart journal, functional mitral regurgitation, FMR
News | Annuloplasty Rings | July 20, 2016
July 20, 2016 — New data from the TITAN II trial confirm the safety and efficacy of the Carillon Mitral Contour System...
Mitralign, Trialign system, tricuspid regurgitation. SCOUT U.S. study, phase 1 enrollment
News | Heart Valve Technology | July 19, 2016
July 19, 2016 — Mitralign Inc. announced last week it has completed subject enrollment in the SCOUT early feasibility...
Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 08, 2016
An interview with Jonathan Leipsic, M.D., FSCCT, chairman of the department of radiology, St. Paul’s Hospital,...
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