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3-D heart model, congenital heart defects, cardiovascular surgery

An experimental 3-D printed model of the heart may help surgeons treat patients born with complicated heart disorders, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s...

ClearFlow Inc. announced positive results from the Prevention of Retained Blood Outcomes Using Active Clearance Technology trial (PRO-ACT), a clinical study evaluating the...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Sorin Freedom Solo and Solo Smart stentless heart valves from Sorin Group Canada Inc. to replace a diseased, damaged or malfunctioning...

September 26, 2014 — The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) has released new evidence-based guidelines for the prevention and treatment of perioperative and postoperative atrial...

AtriCure AtriClip Flex Atrial Fibrillation Therapies Cardiac Surgery LAA Occlude

AtriCure Inc. announced the introduction of the AtriClip Flex, a new device with a more flexible aluminum shaft that allows surgeons to better maneuver within a patient’s particular anatomy.

VADs Gain Popularity Artificial Hearts Remain Ideal GlobalData

Robert Littlefield, MSc, GlobalData's senior analyst covering Medical Devices, said: “Since the first implantation of the Jarvik 7 in 1982, artificial heart devices have evolved significantly...

SynCardia Total Artificial Heart SynHall Valves FDA approval

SynCardia Systems Inc. received approval in July from the U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) for the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart with SynHall valves, giving the company control...

SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Implant VAD Heart Failure Treatments

For the first time, cardiac surgeons, medical professionals and the public can watch the implantation of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart in a peer reviewed case report paper and...

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.

Syncardiac, driver, artificial heart

July 18, 2014 — The Freedom portable driver has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for use with the SynCardia temporary total artificial heart as a bridge to transplantation...

Surgical aortic valve replacement generally improves patients’ symptoms and prolongs survival. However, the perceived risk of surgical aortic valve replacement in patients over 80 may result in...

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...

ClearFlow PleuraFlow Active Clearance Technology

Distinguished physicians from leading cardiac surgery centers gathered at an educational symposium to share their experiences with a new-generation blood evacuation system for use following...

Medtronic 3f Enable Aortic Bioprosthesis Valve Repair Cardiovascular Surgery

Medtronic Inc. announced five-year follow-up data demonstrating the safety and performance of the Medtronic 3f Enable Aortic Bioprosthesis — the world's first commercially available sutureless...

3-d pronting, 3D printing

The FDA has recognized 3-D printing technology now exists to print medical devices and is gathering information regarding technical assessments that should be considered when it will inevitably...

Advanced Visualization Artificial Hear Heart Repair Arizona State University

An Arizona State University research group and medical professionals at Phoenix Children’s Hospital are achieving some firsts in the history of artificial heart implantation.

Manny Villafana, chairman and CEO of Kips Bay Medical Inc., announced that on Jan. 14, 2014, the first commercial implant of the company's eSVS Mesh in Austria was performed at the Medical...

April 23, 2014 — The PROCEED II heart transplant U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) pivotal trial results using the Organ Care System (OCS) Heart platform were announced at the International...

April 10, 2014 — The largest single-center study of patients implanted with a total artificial heart found the device may help patients in severe heart failure survive until they can receive a...

Surgeons in France have successfully replaced the aortic valve in two patients without opening the chest during surgery....