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Occlutech announced that it has successfully obtained a ruling by the U.K. Patents Court in the High Court of Justice in London that invalidates AGA/St Jude's patent —EP0957773B1 in the United...

July 30, 2014 — New research from Penn Medicine shows that incisionless transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) surgery cuts lengths of hospital stay by 30 percent and has no impact on post-...

CardioVascular Institute Clinical Trial Heart Failure Treatment Parachute

Following a heart attack, many heart failure patients suffer from enlargement of their left ventricle, diminishing the amount of blood the heart can pump to the body and resulting in life-...

MitraClip Abbott Vascular Heart Valve Repair University of Alabama at Birmingham

Mary York knew the walk from the living room to the bedroom should not have been difficult for her husband, Bill, despite his age, but the 83-year-old could not walk anywhere in his house without...

cormatrix, cardiovascular, cardiovascular repair

CorMatrix Cardiovascular announced that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance to market the CorMatrix ECM for Vascular Repair.

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 (TAVI) System, complementing the...

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) launched the Fetal Neuroprotection and Neuroplasticity Program. 

CorMatrix Cardiovascular ECM Enrollment RESTORE Study Poland

CorMatrix Cardiovascular and the Central Clinical Hospital of the Ministry of Interior in Warsaw (Centralny Szpital Kliniczny MSW) of Warsaw, Poland, announced the successful enrollment and...

DC Devices Inc. has closed a $34 million Series D financing round. Accelmed led the round with contributions from existing investors Third Rock Ventures, General Catalyst Partners and Lumira...

CardiAQ Valve Technologies (CardiAQ), a leader in the field of transcatheter mitral valve implantation (TMVI), announced that the European Patent Office Legal Division issued a temporary stay of...

Revivent Myocardial Anchoring System BioVentrix 50th Heart Failure Treatment

BioVentrix announced the successful completion of it 50th clinical case using the Revivent myocardial anchoring system in a 74-year-old male patient at the OLV Hospital in Aalst, Belgium....

Researchers have announced the results of a study that used speckle-tracking echocardiography (STE) to analyze early phase one results from the multi-center COMPASSION trial, which seeks to...

June 23, 2014 — Edwards Lifesciences Corp. announced that three-year clinical outcomes of its Edwards Intuity valve platform demonstrated improved cardiac and valvular performance, as well as...

Less aggressive anticoagulation therapy, combined with low-dose aspirin, can be used safely in conjunction with a newer generation mechanical heart valve. These findings from the first phase of a...

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 patients suffering from severe...

Watchman, LAA occluder

Interventional thought leaders at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2014 meeting shared their predictions about the cutting-edge technologies emerging today that will become commonplace in...

June 16, 2014 — PolyNova, a startup company that has grown out of an inter-institutional collaboration between the University of Arizona (UA) and Stony Brook University, announced it is developing...

June 16, 2014 — Boston Scientific Corp. has initiated the RESPOND post-market registry to assess real-world performance of the Lotus valve system. The RESPOND registry will collect data on...

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 advanced its position as a premier...