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September 24, 2010 - The New England Journal of Medicine has published the results of from a trial looking at the treatment of severe aortic stenosis.

The results from cohort B of the...

September 24, 2010 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted conditional approval to start a trial testing a new treatment to reduce the incidence of new onset postoperative atrial...

September 23, 2010 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has conditionally approved the first part of a trial testing a new transcatheter heart valve.

September 23, 2010 - The first-in-human procedure to use ultrasound therapy to treat mitral regurgitation (MR) has been successfully completed. The data from the study, which used ReCor Medical’s...

September 23, 2010 – The first consensus document for treating structural heart disease has been published by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI).

September 20, 2010 - A phase 1 porcine model study demonstrated that it is possible to successfully and repeatedly deliver a mitral valve implant.

September 17, 2010 - An aortic valve has been successfully implanted in the acute porcine model by Transcatheter Technologies GmbH (TT) using its Trinity system.

The acute in vivo...

September 16, 2010 – A new collection of software applications for structural heart treatment under angiography will be highlighted by GE Healthcare during the 2010 Transcatheter Cardiovascular...

September 15, 2010 – Results from the PARTNER Trial Cohort B will be presented at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23, at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2010 scientific symposium in...

September 14, 2010 – Transcatheter valves, drug-eluting balloons and the latest stent comparison trial data are among the top three trends at Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2010...

September 7, 2010 – European CE mark approval was granted for a new Medtronic CoreValve delivery system with AccuTrak Stability Layer for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). AccuTrak...

September 2, 2010 - The STAR-heart study, which was presented at the European Society of Cardiology 2010 Congress in August 2010, reported that the intracoronary injection of autologous stem cells...

August 25, 2010 – Alleging infringement of a patent for its transcatheter cardiac septal occluder devices, AGA Medical Holdings Inc. said it filed a lawsuit against W.L. Gore & Associates.

August 25, 2010 – There will be special tracks available for nurses and technologists and for the transcatheter treatment of patent foramen ovale (PFO) during the Transcatheter Cardiovascular...

August 19, 2010 – The 12-month follow-up results from the TITAN trial of the Carillon Mitral Contour System will be presented Aug. 29 at the European Society of Cardiology 2010 Congress (ESC) in...

August 12, 2010 – A 52-year-old male heart failure patient in Krakow, Poland, became the first human to receive the PliCath HF System for an epicardial catheter-based ventricular reconstruction (...

August 11, 2010 – New sizes of the SoloPath TransFemoral Endovascular Access Catheter were recently cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The new sizes provide the potential to...

August 9, 2010 – A merger is being finalized between Medtronic and cardiac surgery device maker ATS Medical. The company develops and manufactures products and services for the treatment of...

Heart failure is a progressively debilitating disease that dramatically decreases the life expectancy and quality of life of affected patients. Nearly 5.8 million Americans are diagnosed with...

July 20, 2010 — A $5 million loan was granted for the development of a new percutaneous mitral valve repair device.