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January 25, 2010 - In a significant development in treating congenital heart disease, the Medtronic Melody Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve today became the first transcatheter valve approved for use...

January 25, 2010 – First-in-man procedures and a feasibility study in Europe were recently initiated for a new minimally invasive aortic valve surgery system.

January 21, 2010 – The Federal Patent Court in Munich, Germany upheld the validity of Edward Lifesciences' patent for transcatheter valve technology and dismissed invalidity claims by competitor...

January 19, 2010 – A new simulator released today provides physicians with an opportunity to practice transcatheter heart valve implantation using a new module for the ANGIO Mentor simulator – the...

January 13, 2010 – Transcatheter heart valve development company CardiAQ Valve Technologies (CVT) closed a $6.5 million funding deal to clinically validate its technology and carry the company...

January 5, 2010 – St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada recently was the first to use the Embrella Embolic Deflector cerebral protection system. The device uses a porous membrane to deflect...

November 6, 2009 – Edwards Lifesciences Corp. today announced the first successful Japanese implants of a transcatheter aortic heart valve using its Edwards SAPIEN valve.

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November 2, 2009 — Clinical trial results published in this week’s Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) describe six-month outcomes for patients using the Melody Transcatheter...

October 22, 2009 – A study in the Oct. 27 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology reports early positive results of implanting the Melody transcatheter pulmonary valve through a...

October 19, 2009 – iMobileHealth yesterday launched the iAorticValve Web site and iPhone application to allow doctors and patients to access and use critical aortic valve information and have it...

October 6, 2009 – Direct Flow Medical Inc. released its One-year data from the initial clinical trial for its transcatheter prosthetic aortic valve during the recent Transcatheter Cardiovascular...

October 1, 2009 – Transcatheter heart valve company CardiAQ Valve Technologies (CVT), which is developing the world’s first self-conforming and self-anchoring technology for transcatheter mitral...

September 29, 2009 – Mardil Inc. last week at TCT 2009 announced positive interim data from a pilot study investigating the safety and efficacy of its novel cardiac device – BACE (Basal...

September 21, 2009 – Edwards Lifesciences Corp. today announced new clinical data demonstrating 100 percent freedom from structural deterioration of the Edwards SAPIEN valve at 18 months, as well...

September 16, 2009 – Guided Delivery Systems Inc. (GDS) announced the first successful percutaneous implantation of the GDS Accucinch System for mitral valve repair.

September 15, 2009 – EVEREST registry clinical results of the MitraClip therapy for patients with mitral regurgitation (MR) will be a big topic of discussion at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular...

September 11, 2009 – Abbott said yesterday it reached an $410 million agreement to purchase Evalve Inc., the global leader in the development of devices for minimally invasive repair of cardiac...

Gregg W. Stone, M.D., offered a preview Sept. 10 of some of the key, late-breaking clinical trials and trends in interventional cardiology that will be presented during the Transcatheter...

September 3, 2009 – Percutaneous cardiac valve maker Evalve Inc. announced treatment this week of the first group of patients with the MitraClip system at the Karolinska University Hospital in...

September 3, 2009 – On Tuesday, Aug. 11, an 82-year old New Orleans resident with severe aortic stenosis successfully had a heart valve replaced at Ochsner Medical Center using the same technique...