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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 ...

American College of Cardiology Clinical Trial Cath Lab EP Cardiac Diagnostics

Results from several late breaking clinical trials will be presented during  the American College of...

Edwards Lifesciences Sapien Transcatheter Aortic Valve Heart Repair Structural

Doctors at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit used an Edwards Lifesciences Sapien transcatheter aortic valve...

Transcatheter Technologies GmbH Trinity Aortic Valve Heart Repair

Transcatheter Technologies GmbH, a medical device company, is developing a third-generation transcatheter aortic ...

Esaote Pie Medical Imaging 3mensio Structural Heart Software Cardiac Ultrasound

To address the needs of physicians who treat patients with valvular heart disease, Esaote North America established a sales force to bring 3mensio Structural Heart software for ...

CoreValve System Heart Valve Repair

The Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Medical Center adopted a minimally invasive medical device to treat patients with severe aortic stenosis who are too ill or frail to have their...

Claret Medical Sentinel Cerebral Protection System CPS TAVR Embolic Protection

Claret Medical Inc. received CE marking for the Sentinel Cerebral Protection System (CPS) for embolic protection during transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). 

Sapien 3, TAVR, CE mark, european approval

Edwards Lifesciences Corp. received CE marking for its Edwards Sapien 3 transcatheter aortic valve.

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation’s Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2013 offers many new insights about the latest cardiovascular technologies and treatment techniques. These...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted U.S. market approval for Medtronic’s self-expanding transcatheter aortic...