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January 25, 2010 - In a significant development in treating congenital heart disease, the Medtronic Melody Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve today became the first transcatheter valve approved for use...

January 25, 2010 – First-in-man procedures and a feasibility study in Europe were recently initiated for a new minimally invasive aortic valve surgery system.

January 21, 2010 – The Federal Patent Court in Munich, Germany upheld the validity of Edward Lifesciences' patent for transcatheter valve technology and dismissed invalidity claims by competitor...

January 19, 2010 – A new simulator released today provides physicians with an opportunity to practice transcatheter heart valve implantation using a new module for the ANGIO Mentor simulator – the...

January 13, 2010 – Transcatheter heart valve development company CardiAQ Valve Technologies (CVT) closed a $6.5 million funding deal to clinically validate its technology and carry the company...

January 5, 2010 – St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada recently was the first to use the Embrella Embolic Deflector cerebral protection system. The device uses a porous membrane to deflect...

December 10, 2009 – An exclusive license agreement between On-X Life Technologies and the Cleveland Clinic will create a system of products intended to improve and simplify the replacement of...

November 21, 2009 — A drug used to treat erectile dysfunction may improve heart function in children and young adults with single ventricle congenital heart disease, according to researchers from...

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 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.