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January 21, 2013 — ECRI Institute, a nonprofit organization that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, recently evaluated evidence behind the use of the only transcatheter...

GlobalData Heart Valve Replacement

Open heart surgery may be a dying art, as new valve replacement techniques offer life-changing treatment without the need for invasive procedures, states a new report by healthcare experts...

January 16, 2013 — CardioLogical Solutions, a new cardiovascular device company, announced it has initiated operations. CardioLogical Solutions represents the merger of two independent companies,...

CardiAQValve Technologies Inc. received $37.3 million in funding in its second round of equity financing. OrbiMed led the round and was joined by Versant Ventures, Advent Life Sciences and...

The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) announced the publication of the SCCT Expert Consensus Document on Computed Tomography Imaging Before Transcatheter Aortic Valve...

TAVR Millenium Market Research Group

According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), approximately 80 percent of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures are being performed on high-risk patients who are ineligible for...

Top Cardiovascular Stories 2012 Software CT angiography Heart Valve Repair

The past year in cardiology has continued to see progress and innovation in medicine. As the year comes to an end, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) identified some of the top...

According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), a company focused on global medical technology market intelligence, approximately 80 percent of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)...

RealView's 3-D holographic projection of a heart

The annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting brings many cutting-edge technologies to the forefront during its five days of clinical sessions. This is my editor’s choice of...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing healthcare professionals and the public that the anticoagulant Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate mesylate) should not be used to prevent stroke...

For functional mitral valve regurgitation, the results of open repair are poor, but the next generation of transcatheter heart valve repair technologies in development may offer new hope for these...

December 13, 2012 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the first patient implant of its 23 mm Portico transcatheter aortic heart valve using the transapical delivery system.

Medtronic Inc. announced the first treatment of a U.S. patient in its global, multicenter, randomized clinical trial comparing the Medtronic CoreValve system with surgical aortic valve replacement...

Heart Valve Edwards Lifesciences Medtronic Corevalve

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed an April 2010 federal jury decision that Medtronic CoreValve LLC is willfully infringing  Edwards Lifesciences' U.S. Andersen...

Corindus CorPath robotic system

Hospitals constantly try to predict what the future holds when planning new facilities and equipment purchases that need to last for the next decade. Martin Leon, M.D., attempted to answer that...

Medtronic CoreValve  CoreValve ADVANCE Study

Medtronic Inc. announced new findings from the Medtronic CoreValve ADVANCE Study for one-year survival and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). The findings were presented at Transcatheter...

Edwards Sapien Valve Partner Clinical Trial Heart Valve Repair

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation announced three-year results of a pivotal clinical study of inoperable patients with severe aortic stenosis treated with the Edwards Sapien transcatheter heart...

DISCOVER Clinical Trial Direct Medical Trial Direct Flow Medical Transcatheter

Direct Flow Medical Inc. announced that its DISCOVER CE mark trial met its primary mortality endpoint. The study also demonstrated that greater than 95 percent of patients had mild or less aortic...

Engager TAVI Device Medtronic Inc Heart Valve Repair Clinical Study

Medtronic Inc. announced promising data from the Engager European Pivotal Trial for the investigational Medtronic Engager transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) system. The first results...

The Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference showcases key advancements being made in interventional cardiology, focusing this year on the next generation of drug-eluting stents...