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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...

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...