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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...

August 24, 2009 – Physicians at The Mount Sinai Medical Center were the first in the country to perform a nonsurgical procedure using sutures to tie off a left atrial appendage (LAA), which is the...

August 17, 2009 – Siemens Healthcare will showcase cath lab imaging and workflow enhancements with its hybrid Artis zeego system during the 2009 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics Annual...

August 13, 2009 – Data published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) indicates percutaneous valve repair with the MitraClip therapy can reduce acute mitral...

August 12, 2009 – Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology, collaborating with pediatric cardiologists and surgeons at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, have developed a tool for...

July 31, 2009 – Theregen Inc. said its Anginera heart patch, a living three-dimensional engineered human tissue, was used as the foundation for the ”living band-aid for the heart,” as reported...

July 31, 2009 – A United Kingdom court has determined Occlutech GmbH’s products do not infringe on AGA Medical Holdings’ patents for atrial septal defects (ASD) and patent foramen ovale (PFO)...

July 28, 2009 – Bioheart Inc. today said the FDA cleared a phase I clinical trial for MyoCell SDF-1 (Stromal Derived Factor - 1) to treat congestive heart failure.

July 24, 2009 – Michael Jones has become the world’s first recipient of adult cardiac stem cells to treat congestive heart failure. Jones’ infusion on July 17 marks the world’s first phase-one,...

July 24, 2009 – Injured heart tissue normally can't regrow, but researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have now laid the groundwork for regenerating heart tissue after a heart attack without...

July 23, 2009 – The FDA’s Circulatory System Devices Panel today recommended (12-0) conditional approval of a humanitarian device exemption (HDE) for Medtronic’s Melody Transcatheter Pulmonary...

July 23, 2009 – Symphony Medical Inc., a development-stage company focused on novel biopolymer implant therapies to treat cardiac abnormalities, said yesterday it changed the name of the...

July 23, 2009 – St. Jude Medical Inc. this week said it completed enrollment in its European clinical trial to evaluate Trifecta, a stented pericardial tissue aortic valve.

July 8, 2009 – Bioheart Inc. said this week a panel discussion on myoblast (muscle stem cell) therapy between distinguished physicians gave the technology a big endorsement.

July 8, 2009 - Pluristem Therapeutics Inc. said yesterday its first patient enrolled in a phase I clinical trial that will evaluate the safety of the company’s allogeneic, placental-derived,...

July 8, 2009 - Marc Gerdisch, M.D., director of cardiothoracic surgery at the St. Francis Heart Center and a partner at Cardiac Surgery Associates, is using the CorMatrix Extracellular Matrix (ECM...

July 6, 2009 - ATS Medical Inc. today said the FDA cleared the first implant of the ATS Simulus Semirigid Annuloplasty Band, which was developed through the company’s collaboration with Genesee...

June 30, 2009 – Edwards Lifesciences Corp. said today new research demonstrates that using its minimally invasive PORT ACCESS System in mitral valve surgery significantly decreases the length of...

June 30, 2009 - Doctors at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute said today they completed the first procedure in which a patient's own heart tissue was used to grow specialized heart stem cells that...

June 25, 2009 – Six-month follow-up results were released this week for a patient treated with adult stem cells in a clinical study of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy, which showed major...