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pulmonary valve replacement, congenital, re-intervention, age, PVR

A retrospective review of 633 adults and children who underwent bioprosthetic pulmonary valve replacement (PVR) for congenital heart disease between 1996 and 2014 indicated that the risk of re-...

Watchman, LAA, left atrial appendage

The long awaited U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the first transcatheter left atrial appendage (LAA) occluder in March is seen by many cardiologists as a disruptive technology...

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, TMVR, Tendyne, FDA, first implant, U.S.

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF) physicians are conducting a research study using the first transcatheter mitral valve replacement in the United States at Minneapolis Heart Institute...

Comparing mechanical prosthetic and bioprosthetic mitral valves, a study in the April 14 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found no significant difference in...

3D Systems announced that a 20-month-old toddler is breathing and swallowing easier thanks to a team of cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons at Washington University School of Medicine in St...

Although ultrasound remains the primary imaging modality used in prenatal imaging, fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is playing an increasing role in further evaluation of fetuses suspected...

Medtronic, CoreValve, Japan, approval, trial

Medtronic announced Japanese regulatory approval for the self-expanding transcatheter CoreValve system for patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS). Japanese regulatory authorities granted...

Corevalve, VIV, valve in valve, FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded the approved use of the CoreValve self-expanding transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) system to treat certain patients who have...

fetal pacemaker, CHLA, USC, first, fully implantable, FDA

A team of investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern California have developed the first fully implantable micropacemaker designed for use in a fetus with...

Edwards Lifesciences Corp. announced that chairman and CEO Michael A. Mussallem served as an invited expert panelist on behalf of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) at the...

TAVR, transcatheter heart valves, GlobalData, TMVR

Research and consulting firm GlobalData reported that the global market value for transcatheter heart valves will expand at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 19.7 percent through 2020,...

congenital heart disease, CHD, tPVR, consensus paper, minimally invasive

A new expert consensus paper released by a coalition of cardiovascular organizations provides guidance on transcatheter pulmonic valve replacement (tPVR) for children and adults who were...

Watchman, Mount Sinai, first, eastern United States, implant

Mount Sinai experts were the first in the eastern United States on March 23 to implant the Watchman device, a newly U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved device that prevents stroke in...

Edwards Lifesciences, Sapien 3, Partner, ACC.15, acc 2015

he Sapien 3 heart valve (Edwards Lifesciences) demonstrated lower death, stroke and paravalvular leak rates than earlier generation devices in patients at high risk for surgery and showed...

cryoICE, Atricure, ablation probe, cryoanalgesia, thoracotomy

AtriCure Inc. announced that it has launched the availability of its cryoICE cryo ablation probe (CRYO2) to provide cryoanalgesia for temporary pain management. AtriCure’s cryoICE is the...

Mitralign, transcatheter triscupid repair, TTVR, TR, first in human

A detailed reporting of the first successful case of a direct transcatheter tricuspid repair (TTVR) for severe TR has been reported by Prof. J. Schofer, M.D., of the Medicare Center and Department...

Mitraclip, abbott, mitral valve repair, ACC, transcatheter mitral valve repair

The commercial track record with transcatheter mitral valve repair, approved for patients at high risk for surgery, compares favorably with pre-approval reports, according to findings from a U.S....

TriGuard, Keystone, embolic protection, TAVR

March 19, 2015 — An investigational device that deflects debris away from the brain during transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) seems to improve in-hospital safety outcomes and cognitive...

CTSN, atrial fibrillation, surgical ablation, mitral valve surgery

New study results from The Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network (CTSN) show the addition of surgical ablation during mitral valve surgery reduces the occurrence of atrial fibrillation in...

Sterne Agee, ACC, Medtronic, Edwards, St. Jude, TAVR, heart failure

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) hosted its 64th Annual Scientific Session & Expo over the weekend in San Diego, California. Key data from multiple transcatheter aortic valve...