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August 13, 2009 – Data published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) indicates percutaneous valve repair with the MitraClip therapy can reduce acute mitral...

July 23, 2009 – The FDA’s Circulatory System Devices Panel today recommended (12-0) conditional approval of a humanitarian device exemption (HDE) for Medtronic’s Melody Transcatheter Pulmonary...

July 23, 2009 – St. Jude Medical Inc. this week said it completed enrollment in its European clinical trial to evaluate Trifecta, a stented pericardial tissue aortic valve.

July 8, 2009 - Marc Gerdisch, M.D., director of cardiothoracic surgery at the St. Francis Heart Center and a partner at Cardiac Surgery Associates, is using the CorMatrix Extracellular Matrix (ECM...

July 6, 2009 - ATS Medical Inc. today said the FDA cleared the first implant of the ATS Simulus Semirigid Annuloplasty Band, which was developed through the company’s collaboration with Genesee...

June 30, 2009 – Edwards Lifesciences Corp. said today new research demonstrates that using its minimally invasive PORT ACCESS System in mitral valve surgery significantly decreases the length of...

June 12, 2009 - Edwards Lifesciences Corporation announced today that the U.K. High Court of Justice determined Cook Inc.'s U.K. transcatheter valve patent as invalid and not infringed by the...

June 8, 2009 - Patients unable to undergo open-heart surgery may be candidates for a new nonsurgical aortic valve replacement procedure, according to a study presented at the 20th Annual...

May 21, 2009 - Direct Flow Medical Inc. this week announced the first human use of its new 18 Fr. Percutaneous Aortic Valve (PAV) System, to successfully treat two high-risk surgical candidates at...

May 21, 2009 – Edwards Lifesciences Corp. last week announced the successful completion of the first human implants of its next-generation transcatheter aortic heart valve used with its new 18 Fr...

May 10, 2009 - Edwards Lifesciences Corp. Friday said it received clearance from the FDA for the Carpentier-Edwards PERIMOUNT Magna Ease aortic valve, designed for easier implantation in the heart...

May 7, 2009 - St. Jude Medical Inc. today started the U.S. launch of its Attune Flexible Adjustable Annuloplasty Ring for the repair of diseased heart valves.

The company received FDA...

May 5, 2009 - The Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) will highlight the Cardiac Dimensions Inc. AMADEUS study during its 32nd annual scientific sessions in Las Vegas,...

April 20, 2009 - Symphony Medical Inc. said last week its Algisyl-LVR biopolymer was used on a human for the first time, successfully treating a 50-year-old male who was suffering from chronic...

April 20, 2009 - Sorin Group entered into a long-term exclusive distribution agreement with Japan Lifeline Co. Ltd. (JLL), a distributor of medical devices in Japan, for the entire portfolio of...

April 9, 2009 - NMT Medical Inc. has received Pre-Market Approval (PMA) from the FDA to being commercial sales of the STARFlex cardiac septal repair implant for patients with ventricular septal...

April 6, 2009 - Evalve Inc. announced today the first enrollment in the ACCESS-Europe study, a post-market observational study of the MitraClip therapy in Europe.

The MitraClip system is...

March 31, 2009 - On Thursday, April 2, 2009, at 5 p.m., cardiothoracic surgeon John E. Streitman, M.D. will present a live Webcast of a minimally invasive aortic valve replacement from the Heart...

March 30, 2009 - Twelve-month data from the high-risk registry arm of the EVEREST II study shows that percutaneous mitral valve repair using the MitraClip system in symptomatic high-risk surgical...

March 20, 2009 - Cook Inc. said yesterday it will promptly appeal an initial ruling by the District Court of Düsseldorf, Germany denying the company’s claim that Edwards Lifesciences is infringing...