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February 10, 2011 – Only about two out of every 100 babies (1.8 percent) are screened at birth for congenital heart defects (CHDs) because the hospital or birthing center does not routinely screen...

February 9, 2011 – The U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware reaffirmed an April 2010 federal jury decision that determined Medtronic CoreValve LLC willfully infringed Edwards...

February 1, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a Phase I clinical trial to test a new technology for treating critical limb ischemia (CLI). The Investigational Device...

February 1, 2011 – A self-anchoring aortic heart valve has received the CE mark. With the approval, the Perceval S Sutureless biological valve, by the Sorin Group, is now commercially available in...

January 31, 2011 – The first successful transcatheter implantation of a 27 mm transapical aortic valve prosthesis has been completed. The procedure was performed by Hendrik Treede, M.D., at the...

Continuing to build a portfolio of transcatheter structural heart technology, Boston Scientific today signed a definitive merger agreement to acquire Atritech Inc. Atritech developed the Watchman...

January 19, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted conditional approval to modify the CoreValve U.S. pivotal clinical trial to eliminate the medical management arm of the study...

January 12, 2011 – The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) has published a paper on the future trends and developments in the cardiac catheterization laboratory and...

January 6, 2011 – Boston Scientific has completed its acquisition of transcatheter valve developer Sadra Medical.

December 29, 2010 - Research on reducing risks, improving medical treatment and improving lifestyle behaviors to fight the battle against heart disease and stroke are among the key scientific...

December 22, 2010 – The first implants of the Medtronic CoreValve transcatheter aortic valve were made this week in the pivotal U.S. clinical trial.

December 10, 2010 – European CE mark approval has been granted so the Medtronic CoreValve transcatheter aortic valve replacement system can be delivered through the subclavian artery, located...

November 24, 2010 – Researchers at Northwestern are utilizing a patient’s own stem cells to regenerate heart and vascular tissue, offering a potential new treatment for cardiovascular disease....

November 23, 2010 – Boston Scientific will acquire Sadra Medical, a development-stage company in Los Gatos, Calif. Boston Scientific will pay $193 million up front, plus potential payments of up...

November 16, 2010 – Analysis of data from the PARTNER trial showed that patients implanted with transcatheter heart valve not only experienced improved survival, but also substantially better...

November 15, 2010 - A catheter procedure that closes a hole in patients’ hearts appears to be no more effective than drug therapy in preventing recurrent strokes, according to trial results...

November 3, 2010 – A multicenter CE-mark study has been launched for transapical TAVI system. Hendrik Treede, M.D., performed the first implantations of the system, made by JenaValve, at the...

November 3, 2010 – The first patient has been enrolled into a study comparing a left atrial appendage (LAA) closure device to warfarin therapy in those with atrial fibrillation. The PREVAIL study...

The first-in-man use of the Coherex WaveCrest left atrial appendage (LAA) occluder system was successfully performed recently in New Zealand, launching the WAVECREST 1 trial to evaluate the device...

October 25, 2010 – The Hague, Netherlands ruled in favor of Occlutech, a transcatheter structural heart occluder device maker, in the ongoing patent litigation with AGA Medical. The lawsuit stems...