News

Neovasc Inc. has commenced a public offering in the United States of 8 million shares of the company to raise money for upcoming U.S. clinical trials and development of its transcatheter mitral...

Balloon catheters, Heart Valve repair, Cath Lab, Hybrid OR

Maquet Medical Systems USA announced an agreement to serve as the exclusive U.S. distributor of InterValve Inc.'s V8 Aortic Valvuloplasty Balloon Catheter.

Melody valve, FDA approval, PMA, pulonary valve

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval of Medtronic’s premarket approval application (PMA) for the Melody Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve (TPV) and its Ensemble...

FEops, TAVIguide, Series A financing, navigation, advanced visualization

FEops announced the closing of a €1.3 million (~$1.9 million USD) series A financing round, led by Capricorn Venture Partners and PMV. The funding will be used to support the launch of FEops’...

Tennessee, Knoxville, heart valve, tissue engineered, calcification proof

There could soon be new hope for those facing one of humanity's biggest health issues, thanks to research from the University of Tennessee Knoxville College of Engineering.

CT systems, CT angiography, FFR Catheters, Direct Flow Medical Transcatheter

Direct Flow Medical Inc. announced the closing of a new round of financing for the company totaling $32 million. 

Transcatheter Technologies GmbH has announced that it is expanding its product family to include Tresillo, a transcatheter mitral valve implantation (TMVI) version. 

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF) researchers have performed two implants of the Lotus Cardiac Valve System as part of the REPRISE III clinical trial. 

Sorin Group, Memo 3-D ReChord, annuloplasty ring, mitral valve repair

Sorin Group announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for Memo 3-D ReChord, a semi-rigid annuloplasty ring for mitral valve repair.

REPRISE II trial, Lotus Valve System, Boston Scientific, one year data

New data from the Boston Scientific clinical trial program of the Lotus Valve System continue to demonstrate strong performance as a less invasive treatment for patients with severe aortic...

Innovative Cardiovascular Solutions LLC has completed a Class A Unit financing totaling $5 million to fund its Emblok Embolic Protection Catheter. 

Heart valve repair, Trinity Transapical TAVI system

Transcatheter Technologies GmbH announced that it has expanded the Trinity technology platform to include a transfemoral version.

After watching his father die from heart valve disease, a mechanical engineer used his expertise in fluid dynamics to develop a first-of-its-kind procedure to replace leaking or regurgitating...

absorb, bioresorbable stents

DAIC readers chose the following stories as the most popular content in 2014, based on website analytics. The list is broken into the top 20 most popular news items from 2014 and a list of the top...

Tiara Transcatheter Mitral Valve, neovasc

Now that transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is rapidly becoming an established treatment option, cardiology has shifted focus toward the next major frontier in interventional structural...

mitral regurgitation, Tendyne, TMVI System, clinical trial, heart valve repair

Tendyne Holdings Inc. announced that in November 2014, the Tendyne Transcatheter Mitral Valve Implantation system (TMVI) was successfully implanted in the first patient of the Tendyne Feasibility...

transcaval aortic valve replacement, TAVR

For patients transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) patients whose anatomy prevents the use of femoral artery access, use of a transcaval access route (accessing the femoral...

The most accessed research studies in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) in 2014 spanned many topics, including a blood test to rule out heart attack, an advisory...

Atrial fibrillation, heart valve repair, software, mobile devices, ACC app

The American College of Cardiology’s recently released Guideline Clinical App has expanded with the addition of tools and guideline content for two conditions, valvular heart disease and...

Doctors at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital of Tampa implanted a Melody transcatheter pulmonary valve in a 13-year-old patient in October, marking the 50th time the hospital has given the device...