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June 29, 2011 – For the first time, human blood vessels grown in a laboratory from donor skin cells have been successfully implanted into patients, according to new research presented in the American...
If approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) later this summer, transcatheter valve therapy (TVT) – an innovative procedure that uses minimally invasive catheter-based technology to...
June 21, 2011 – The Heart Hospital of Austin, a physician-led hospital specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease in Austin, Texas, recently adopted the Philips iE33...
June 21, 2011 – The St. Francis Heart Center in Indianapolis, Ind., announced that it has performed the first post-U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval surgery in the United States using...
June 14, 2011 – The first successful Chinese implants of the Edwards SAPIEN XT valve were performed in May.
June 10, 2011 - A U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel is scheduled to review Edwards Lifesciences’ premarket approval (PMA) application for the Sapien transcatheter heart valve on...
June 3, 2011 -- Maquet Cardiovascular announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the company 510(k) clearance to market its CardioRoot aortic graft in the United States. A...
May 23, 2011 - A presentation about transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) at EuroPCR 2011 confirmed positive outcomes in patients receiving the CoreValve System from Medtronic Inc., across...
May 23, 2011 -- Boston Scientific Corporation announced results from a clinical study evaluating the use of its Watchman Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device in patients with atrial fibrillation who...
May 20, 2011 - Edwards Lifesciences Corporation announced that clinicians continued to achieve successful one-year outcomes in high-risk or inoperable patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve...
May 19, 2011 – New clinical data presented today at EuroPCR 2011 demonstrate immediate and long-term health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) benefits for patients receiving the Medtronic CoreValve...
May 18, 2011 - Jasbir Sra, M.D., and Tanvir Bajwa, M.D., are the first in Wisconsin to implant a new device in a patient’s heart that may reduce strokes in individuals suffering from atrial...
May 16, 2011 - The German Supreme Court (BGH) declared a structural heart occluder patent case to be invalid. In the ruling by the BGH, the court does not see any basis for AGA/St. Jude's claim that...
May 11, 2011 – Terumo entered into a purchase agreement to acquire Harvest Technologies Corp, which is working to commercialize the world's first point-of-care stem cell therapy.
May 10, 2011 – In a “real-world” test of treatments for an overly thickened heart muscle, the use of alcohol injections to shrink the unwanted tissue appears to be significantly safer and less...
May 9, 2011 — John Webb, M.D., FSCAI, has traveled the globe teaching fellow physicians how to repair or replace faulty heart valves using minimally invasive techniques. In a keynote Founders’...
May 4, 2011 -- Two new clinical studies will use the Carillon Mitral Contour System, an investigational device for percutaneous treatment of functional mitral regurgitation (FMR).
May 4, 2011 – Doctors should consider using catheterization as a treatment tool in addition to its established role in diagnosing children with heart defects, according to a new American Heart...

April 22, 2011 – The first patient has been treated in a European multicenter CIRCUS trial. The study is looking at NeuroVive Pharmaceutical’s CicloMulsion cremophor-free IV cyclosporine...

April 22, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Trifecta valve, by St. Jude Medical. The valve, a clinically-proven replacement for diseased, damaged or malfunctioning...