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May 7, 2009 - St. Jude Medical Inc. today started the U.S. launch of its Attune Flexible Adjustable Annuloplasty Ring for the repair of diseased heart valves.

The company received FDA...

May 5, 2009 - The Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) will highlight the Cardiac Dimensions Inc. AMADEUS study during its 32nd annual scientific sessions in Las Vegas,...

April 20, 2009 - Symphony Medical Inc. said last week its Algisyl-LVR biopolymer was used on a human for the first time, successfully treating a 50-year-old male who was suffering from chronic...

April 20, 2009 - Sorin Group entered into a long-term exclusive distribution agreement with Japan Lifeline Co. Ltd. (JLL), a distributor of medical devices in Japan, for the entire portfolio of...

April 14, 2009 - Symphony Medical Inc. announced today that its patented technology, Algisyl-LVR, was used on a human for the first time, successfully treating a 50-year-old male who was...

April 10, 2009 - NMT Medical Inc. said this week data analysis for its STARFlex device for patent foramen ovale (PFO)/stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) clinical trial, CLOSURE I, will...

April 9, 2009 - A successful randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled phase 2 clinical trial using an intramyocardial injection of a patient’s own CD34 stem cells as treatment for...

April 9, 2009 - NMT Medical Inc. has received Pre-Market Approval (PMA) from the FDA to being commercial sales of the STARFlex cardiac septal repair implant for patients with ventricular septal...

April 7, 2009 - In the European experience, the DuraHeart Left Ventricular Assist System (LVAS) showed sustained benefits in providing safe and reliable long-term circulatory support with an...

April 6, 2009 - Evalve Inc. announced today the first enrollment in the ACCESS-Europe study, a post-market observational study of the MitraClip therapy in Europe.

The MitraClip system is...

April 2, 2009 - A device implanted in the heart using minimally invasive techniques may replace the most widely prescribed drug for stroke prevention in patients with nonvalvular atrial...

March 31, 2009 - On Thursday, April 2, 2009, at 5 p.m., cardiothoracic surgeon John E. Streitman, M.D. will present a live Webcast of a minimally invasive aortic valve replacement from the Heart...

March 30, 2009 - Twelve-month data from the high-risk registry arm of the EVEREST II study shows that percutaneous mitral valve repair using the MitraClip system in symptomatic high-risk surgical...

March 20, 2009 - Cook Inc. said yesterday it will promptly appeal an initial ruling by the District Court of Düsseldorf, Germany denying the company’s claim that Edwards Lifesciences is infringing...

March 20 ,2009 - One of the current controversies in the field of adult congenital heart disease is whether patients should be cared for at an adult or pediatric facility and by an adult or...

March 19, 2009 – Led by Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Congressman Zack Space (D-OH), the federal government yesterday introduced new legislation that will address the needs of those affected...

March 17, 2009 - Edwards Lifesciences Corp. announced it has completed enrollment in the 350-patient nonsurgical study arm of its PARTNER Trial for the Edwards SAPIEN transcatheter aortic heart...

March 17, 2009 – Sorin Group recently announced the enrollment of the first three patients in a clinical trial aimed at obtaining European market approval for its Perceval S Sutureless Aortic...

March 10, 2009 - Frost & Sullivan bestowed its 2009 North American Technology Innovation of the Year Award on ValveXchange Inc. for developing the innovative ValveXchange Heart Valve System...

March 9, 2008 - Biomaterials company SyntheMed Inc. has received FDA approval of its pre-market approval (PMA) application for REPEL-CV Adhesion Barrier for use in pediatric cardiac surgery...