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For the first time, a minimally invasive transcatheter valve — tested by Baylor Research Institute in Dallas (BRI) — has been shown to save more lives than open-heart surgery, according to new...

May 8, 2014 — Abbott announced its catheter-based MitraClip therapy has received Health Canada approval, providing physicians in Canada with the treatment option that can significantly...

May 2, 2014 — Medtronic Inc. revealed new data demonstrating positive outcomes for extreme risk patients with severe aortic stenosis who were treated with the CoreValve system via alternative...

April 28, 2014 — JenaValve Technology Inc. – a privately held, venture-backed developer, manufacturer and marketer of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) systems – announced it has...

Corevalve, FDA, Edwards, TAVR, TAVI, lawsuit, injunction

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals granted a request from Medtronic Inc. to postpone the implementation of an injunction that would have prevented the company from selling its CoreValve System...

Tendyne Holdings Inc. has secured $25 million in an oversubscribed Series C financing led by Apple Tree Partners, along with Boulle Group members and other existing investors. 

Corevalve beats surgery, ACC 2014, TAVR vs surgery, Edwards lawsuit

The U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware granted a preliminary injunction limiting the sale of Medtronic's CoreValve transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) system in the United...

 Mitralign Inc. has completed enrollment in a study in Europe investigating its lead device, the Mitralign System, in patients with functional mitral regurgitation (FMR).

April 7, 2014 — A first-ever randomized head-to-head comparison of two devices commonly used to treat aortic stenosis finds balloon-expandable transcatheter valves (such as the Edwards Sapien)...

Corevalve beats surgery, ACC 2014, TAVR vs surgery

The key trial presented at the 2014 American College of Cardiology (ACC) that will likely be the one attendees will remember “they were there for” in the years to come was data showing...

April 1, 2014 — Medtronic Inc. announced the one-year results of the Melody transcatheter pulmonary valve (TPV) U.S. post-approval study, which found that real-world use of the Melody TPV was...

Surgeons in France have successfully replaced the aortic valve in two patients without opening the chest during surgery....

Privately held On-X Life Technologies Inc. (On-X LTI) launched its European marketing campaign for the On-X Plus 1.5 Aortic Heart Valve in concert with its Great Britain distributor Vascutek Corp...

Edwards Lifesciences Fortis Mitral Transcatheter Valve System Heart Valve Repair

Edwards Lifesciences Corp. announced the successful completion of the first three human implants of its Fortis mitral transcatheter ...

TAVR Heart valve repair Hybrid OR Edwards Lifesciences Sapien

At age 88, Lena M. Smith visited her doctor, Larry Hunt, M.D., at the University of Alabama at Birmingham to find out why her energy level had diminished. 

Boston Scientific Lotus Aortic Valve Repair Heart Hybrid OR Cath Lab

Boston Scientific’s Lotus transcatheter aortic valve repair (TAVR) system was implanted for the first...

A new imaging technique for measuring blood flow in the heart and vessels can diagnose bicuspid aortic valve, and may lead to better prediction of complications. A Northwestern Medicine team...

Neovasc Tiara transcatheter mitral valve heart repair clinical trial study

Neovasc Inc. announced that a first-in-human implantation of its Tiara transcatheter mitral valve was...

TAVR Heart valve repair Hybrid OR

A team of interventional cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-Texas...

On-X Life Technologies On-X Plus 1.5 Aortic Heart Valve Repair Cardiovascular

On-X Life Technologies Inc.  received CE marking for an expanded labeling claim of its On-X Prosthetic Heart Valve. The company may market its ...