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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.

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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...

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...

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

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...