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November 6, 2009 – Edwards Lifesciences Corp. today announced the first successful Japanese implants of a transcatheter aortic heart valve using its Edwards SAPIEN valve.

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November 2, 2009 — Clinical trial results published in this week’s Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) describe six-month outcomes for patients using the Melody Transcatheter...

October 22, 2009 – A study in the Oct. 27 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology reports early positive results of implanting the Melody transcatheter pulmonary valve through a...

October 19, 2009 – iMobileHealth yesterday launched the iAorticValve Web site and iPhone application to allow doctors and patients to access and use critical aortic valve information and have it...

October 16, 2009 – The Clinical Center of Serbia, Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases today said it treated its first patient with a revolutionary cell-based therapy for heart failure.

October 13, 2009 – By mimicking the way embryonic stem cells develop into heart muscle in a lab, Duke University bioengineers believe they have taken an important first step toward growing a...

October 8, 2009 – A five-judge panel in the German Federal Patent Court in Munich upheld the validity of an AGA Medical Holdings’ patent for its AMPLATZER occlusion devices and the manufacturing...

October 6, 2009 – Direct Flow Medical Inc. released its One-year data from the initial clinical trial for its transcatheter prosthetic aortic valve during the recent Transcatheter Cardiovascular...

October 1, 2009 – Transcatheter heart valve company CardiAQ Valve Technologies (CVT), which is developing the world’s first self-conforming and self-anchoring technology for transcatheter mitral...

September 29, 2009 – Mardil Inc. last week at TCT 2009 announced positive interim data from a pilot study investigating the safety and efficacy of its novel cardiac device – BACE (Basal...

September 21, 2009 – Edwards Lifesciences Corp. today announced new clinical data demonstrating 100 percent freedom from structural deterioration of the Edwards SAPIEN valve at 18 months, as well...

September 17, 2009 – NMT Medical Inc. said yesterday it will commence data analysis for its landmark STARFlex patent foramen ovale (PFO)/stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) clinical trial,...

September 17, 2009 – One of the activities at TCT 2009 is the Hearts in Hand Collection, a library of physical heart models in a variety of structural disease states, which allow physicians to...

September 16, 2009 – Guided Delivery Systems Inc. (GDS) announced the first successful percutaneous implantation of the GDS Accucinch System for mitral valve repair.

September 15, 2009 – EVEREST registry clinical results of the MitraClip therapy for patients with mitral regurgitation (MR) will be a big topic of discussion at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular...

September 11, 2009 – Abbott said yesterday it reached an $410 million agreement to purchase Evalve Inc., the global leader in the development of devices for minimally invasive repair of cardiac...

Gregg W. Stone, M.D., offered a preview Sept. 10 of some of the key, late-breaking clinical trials and trends in interventional cardiology that will be presented during the Transcatheter...

September 3, 2009 – Percutaneous cardiac valve maker Evalve Inc. announced treatment this week of the first group of patients with the MitraClip system at the Karolinska University Hospital in...

September 3, 2009 – On Tuesday, Aug. 11, an 82-year old New Orleans resident with severe aortic stenosis successfully had a heart valve replaced at Ochsner Medical Center using the same technique...

September 2, 2009 – Edwards Lifesciences Corp. said this week it completed enrollment in its 1,040-patient randomized controlled investigational device exemption (IDE) study of the Edwards SAPIEN...