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Mitralign, transcatheter triscupid repair, TTVR, TR, first in human

A detailed reporting of the first successful case of a direct transcatheter tricuspid repair (TTVR) for severe TR has been reported by Prof. J. Schofer, M.D., of the Medicare Center and Department...

Mitraclip, abbott, mitral valve repair, ACC, transcatheter mitral valve repair

The commercial track record with transcatheter mitral valve repair, approved for patients at high risk for surgery, compares favorably with pre-approval reports, according to findings from a U.S....

dual antiplatelet therapy, DAPT, mortality, DES implantation, CRF, length

Data from a meta-analysis published recently in The Lancet found that extended-duration dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation was associated with...

TriGuard, Keystone, embolic protection, TAVR

March 19, 2015 — An investigational device that deflects debris away from the brain during transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) seems to improve in-hospital safety outcomes and cognitive...

CTSN, atrial fibrillation, surgical ablation, mitral valve surgery

New study results from The Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network (CTSN) show the addition of surgical ablation during mitral valve surgery reduces the occurrence of atrial fibrillation in...

Sterne Agee, ACC, Medtronic, Edwards, St. Jude, TAVR, heart failure

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) hosted its 64th Annual Scientific Session & Expo over the weekend in San Diego, California. Key data from multiple transcatheter aortic valve...

CoreValve, high risk study, TAVR, Medtronic, ACC

Medtronic plc unveiled new two-year data from the CoreValve U.S. Pivotal High Risk Study, which demonstrated superior two-year survival benefits from transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)...

Edwards, Sapien, PARTNER trial, five-year outcomes, ACC

Five-year data suggest that the Sapien transcatheter heart valve (Edwards Lifesciences) is a feasible option for patients with severe aortic stenosis deemed to be at high risk for open-heart...

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, PCI, STEMI, late presenters

New research from the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF) finds that percutaneous coronary intervention for heart attacks can still be beneficial for patients who get to their more than...

Medtronic, Drug Filled Stent, clinical trial, ACC

Medtronic plc unveiled the preclinical outcomes of its novel Drug-Filled Stent (DFS) at the 64th Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology (ACC). The preclinical data showed...

Boston Scientific, Watchman LAA device, FDA approval

Boston Scientific Corp. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the Watchman left atrial appendage closure device. The Watchman device offers a new stroke risk reduction...

Toshiba, Infinix 4-D CT, angiography, interventional radiology,

Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc.’s Infinix 4DCT provides clinicians with faster, safer and more accurate interventions. Combining interventional radiology (IR) and computed tomography (CT),...

Researchers at the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine have found the blood platelet protein Rasa3 is critical to the success of the common anti-platelet drug Plavix. Plavix...

Infraredx, NIRS, IVUS, catheter, Advanced TVC Imaging System, ACC 15

Infraredx announced it will premiere the Advanced TVC Imaging System and the Muller NIRS-IVUS Catheter featuring Extended Bandwidth IVUS technology at the American College of Cardiology’s 2015...

St. Vincent Heart Center, Nellix EVAS, Indiana, aneurysm repair, stent graft

St.Vincent Heart Center is first in Indiana and second in the nation to participate in a clinical study for the Nellix EndoVascular Aneurysm Sealing System (EVAS), a surgical procedure designed to...

A new study has found that high phosphate levels can cause a stress signal inside the cells that line blood vessels, leading to the release of microparticles that promote the formation of blood...

Toshiba, Dose Tracking System, DTS, cardiovascular x-ray

Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc.’s Dose Tracking System makes interventional procedures safer for patients by measuring peak radiation skin dose during the exam. To expand clinical...

Siemens, KLAS, preferred vendor, partnership agreements

In a recent survey by the KLAS research firm, Siemens Healthcare was the designated vendor for healthcare providers in 47 percent of current partnership agreements. Moreover, the survey also found...

Aspire, Pablo Uceda, DFW Vascular, deep vein thrombosis, thrombectomy

Pablo Uceda, M.D., vascular surgeon with DFW Vascular, Dallas, Texas, was successful in using a new device to clear blood clots out of a patient's legs.

congenital heart, adults, early detection, Penn State Hershey, CHD

At one time, many children born with congenital heart disease (CHD) suffered from issues that carried fatal prognoses. Thanks to technological advancements in the past 30 to 40 years, Elizabeth...