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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 – 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 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 - 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 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...