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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...

April 13, 2011 – Physician-researchers from the cardiac center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia presented new findings on pediatric cardiovascular disease at the American College of...

April 11, 2011 — The following is a roundup of key news and trial data that came out of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2011 Scientific Session in New Orleans last week. ...

The transcatheter MitraClip mitral valve repair system continues to compare favorably with conventional open-heart surgery for treatment of select patients with mitral regurgitation. The findings...

A U.S.-Egyptian research team has uncovered the earliest documented case of coronary atherosclerosis in a princess who died in her early 40s and lived between 1580 and 1550 B.C.

April 6, 2011 – Data from the EVEREST II study show that patients with significant mitral regurgitation (MR) continue to show benefits from treatment with a catheter-based valve-clip system at one...

April 6, 2011 – Development of a novel embolic protection device designed for use during transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) procedures received $10.5 million in funding. SMT Research...

April 5, 2011 – Death rates are similar at one year for a catheter-based aortic valve replacement procedure and conventional surgery in older high-risk patients.