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July 16, 2010 – A new extracellular matrix (ECM) biomaterial device recently received a CE mark, meaning it can now be marketed in European Union countries. The CorMatrix ECM for Cardiac Tissue...

July 14, 2010 – A Belgian biotechnology company recently announced positive safety data and preliminary efficacy results from a clinical trial of its new stem cell therapy for heart failure.

July 9, 2010 – W. L. Gore and Associates announced today that they are confident in the design and anticipated results of the Gore REDUCE Clinical Study, which was designed to test the safety and...

June 28, 2010 – AGA Medical has been denied the right to appeal a decision in a United Kingdom patent case concerning structural heart occluders.

June 17, 2010 – AGA Medical Holdings Inc. this week announced first patient enrollment in the feasibility phase of the prospective, multicenter, randomized Amplatzer Cardiac Plug clinical trial....

June 16, 2010 – A new surgical device for excluding the left atrial appendage has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). AtriCure Inc. announced this week that it...

June 4, 2010 – One-year mortality rates were very low for 1,038 high-risk patients, many of whom were too sick to undergo traditional open-heart surgery, who received the Sapien transcatheter...

May 27, 2010 – New European data from five national clinical registries presented this week at EuroPCR in Paris report positive clinical outcomes for the transcatheter aortic valve implantation...

May 21, 2010 – The first successful transcatheter mitral valve implantation (TMVI) for a new mitral valve technology will be highlighted at the EuroPCR 2010 scientific meeting in Paris. A...

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.,...