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May 20, 2010 – An aortic embolic protection device, which acts as a protective shield to reduce the incidence of embolization to the brain, was granted CE mark approval this week in Europe. The...

May 10, 2010 – A catheter-based procedure is providing relief to patients who suffer from shortness of breath and fluid overload as the result of a severely leaky heart valve, but who are too sick...

April 2, 2010 – A federal jury yesterday found Medtronic’s CoreValve transcatheter aortic valve willfully infringes on patents owned by Edwards Lifesciences.

Edwards said it intends to...

March 29, 2010 – A lawsuit was settled between Medtronic and AGA Medical Corp. for the alleged infringement of patents concerning the use of stress to restrain self-expanding nitinol medical...

March 25, 2010 – The FDA this week granted permission for a conditional investigational device exemption (IDE) to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a transcatheter plug to seal the left atrial...

March 16, 2010 — Several new initiatives in a robust international clinical program for a transcatheter aortic valve system have been set in motion with the goal of expanding the evidence base for...

March 14, 2010 — Late-breaking data presented at the American College of Cardiology's 59th annual scientific session from the landmark EVEREST II (Endovascular Valve Edge-to-Edge REpair STudy)...

March 2, 2010 — A new transcatheter valve and delivery systems has received European market clearance.

A disciplined European launch of the transcatheter aortic heart valve and the 18...

March 2, 2010 — A surgical valve has earned the European market clearance nod, marking the manufacturer's launch into the market for pericardial aortic stented tissue valves.

The Trifecta...

February 11, 2010 — An appeals court in Germany found the CoreValve transcatheter aortic valve system does not infringe Edwards Lifesciences’ German Andersen patent used in its SAPIEN aortic valve...

Jan. 25, 2010 —  The first commercial implants of the ATS 3f Enable Aortic Bioprosthesis were recently performed at the University of Berne Hospital, Berne, Switzerland by Lars Englberger, M.D.,...

January 25, 2010 - In a significant development in treating congenital heart disease, the Medtronic Melody Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve today became the first transcatheter valve approved for use...

January 25, 2010 – First-in-man procedures and a feasibility study in Europe were recently initiated for a new minimally invasive aortic valve surgery system.

January 21, 2010 – The Federal Patent Court in Munich, Germany upheld the validity of Edward Lifesciences' patent for transcatheter valve technology and dismissed invalidity claims by competitor...

January 19, 2010 – A new simulator released today provides physicians with an opportunity to practice transcatheter heart valve implantation using a new module for the ANGIO Mentor simulator – the...

January 13, 2010 – Transcatheter heart valve development company CardiAQ Valve Technologies (CVT) closed a $6.5 million funding deal to clinically validate its technology and carry the company...

January 5, 2010 – St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada recently was the first to use the Embrella Embolic Deflector cerebral protection system. The device uses a porous membrane to deflect...

January 4, 2010 – The FDA's permission is sought to allow a safety and feasibility trial for the PHOENIX System, which allows tissue stimulation and injections of biologic or pharmacologic agents...

December 16, 2009 – Patient enrollment was recently completed for a study evaluating the ability of cardiopoietic cells to restore cardiac function in heart failure patients.

December 10, 2009 – An exclusive license agreement between On-X Life Technologies and the Cleveland Clinic will create a system of products intended to improve and simplify the replacement of...