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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...

June 12, 2009 - Edwards Lifesciences Corporation announced today that the U.K. High Court of Justice determined Cook Inc.'s U.K. transcatheter valve patent as invalid and not infringed by the...

June 8, 2009 - Patients unable to undergo open-heart surgery may be candidates for a new nonsurgical aortic valve replacement procedure, according to a study presented at the 20th Annual...

May 29, 2009 - Celladon Corp. this week presented phase 1 data from the Calcium Up-Regulation by Percutaneous Administration of Gene Therapy in Cardiac Disease (CUPID), a first-in-human phase 1/2...

May 27, 2009 - Cytori completed enrollment in the first study to investigate adipose derived stem and regenerative cells in chronic heart disease.

May 22, 2009 – Biotronik said today it is partnering with Belgian biotechnology company Cardio3 BioSciences in its C-Cure stem cell clinical trial, where it will provide implantable cardioverter...

May 21, 2009 - Direct Flow Medical Inc. this week announced the first human use of its new 18 Fr. Percutaneous Aortic Valve (PAV) System, to successfully treat two high-risk surgical candidates at...

May 21, 2009 – Edwards Lifesciences Corp. last week announced the successful completion of the first human implants of its next-generation transcatheter aortic heart valve used with its new 18 Fr...

May 19, 2009 - Pervasis Therapeutics Inc. today announced new preclinical data for its minimally invasive cell therapy, PVS-10200, which is used following an intervention for peripheral arterial...

May 11, 2009 - Medtronic Inc. today announced the successful implant of its Cardioblate Closure Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Device by Patrick McCarthy, M.D., co-director of the Bluhm...

May 10, 2009 - Edwards Lifesciences Corp. Friday said it received clearance from the FDA for the Carpentier-Edwards PERIMOUNT Magna Ease aortic valve, designed for easier implantation in the heart...