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Cerebral function is the essence of quality of life. Its preservation throughout medical procedures is a key component to procedural success and patient care. New scientific data presented at the...

The Lotus Valve, a second-generation transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) device, was successfully implanted in all of the first 60 patients in results from REPRISE II, which showed good...

Direct Flow Medical Transcatheter Aortic Valve System 30 Day Outcomes

Direct Flow Medical Inc. said it met its primary endpoint in the fully-enrolled, 100-patient DISCOVER CE mark trial by achieving 99 percent freedom from all-cause mortality at 30 days. Patients...

Neovasc Inc. reported positive animal data from its Tiara program for the transcatheter treatment of mitral valve disease. Data presented is on long-term implantation of the Tiara mitral...

Sorin Group has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) application and clinical trial protocol to begin evaluating its Perceval S...

GE, TEE. amplatzer, 3D, 4D

The development of 3-D transesophageal echo (TEE) just a few years ago has enabled a new generation of interventional procedures to be performed, which otherwise would have been...

Live Transmission of TAVR Cases Safety SCAI 2013 Scientific Sessions

Live demonstration, transmission or recording of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has been found feasible and safe, even for the typically high-risk patients who undergo the procedure...

Simbionix ANGIO Mentor Structural Heart Simulator Models

Simbionix USA Corporation is proud to announce the release of various training modules for the ANGIO Mentor endovascular simulator.

 V8 Aortic Valvuloplasty Balloon Catheter InterValve

InterValve Inc. announced that it has received 510(k) clearance to market the new V8 Aortic Valvuloplasty Balloon Catheter in the United States.

 

Multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) is a better way to measure annular size in patients with aortic stenosis who are candidates for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) than two...

Colibri Heat Valve TAVI System Clinical Trail Heart Valve Repair

Colibri Heart Valve LLC has successfully completed the first clinical use of the company's proprietary transcatheter aortic heart valve. The Colibri transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)...

NeoChord has received CE-mark for its technology that allows the implantation of artificial chordae tendinae, a proven technique for the repair of mitral valve prolapse, via a ...

RTI International Live Volumetric Imaging Intracardiac Echo

An RTI International-developed prototype catheter that can generate live, streaming 3-D ultrasound images from inside the heart received a Cardiovascular Innovation Award at the 2013...

Cardiobridge, VAD, heart pump, hemodynamic support

The Heart Failure 2013 LA meeting will include a showcase of several startup companies offering innovative new approaches to address heart and cardiovascular disease.

Abbot MitraClip

Abbott announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee has voted by majority (Yes: 5, No: 3) that the benefits...

Edwards Sapien, PARTNER, 3 year followup

The three-year results of a pivotal clinical study comparing the Edwards Sapien transcatheter heart valve and open-heart surgery demonstrated comparable outcomes. These new data from The PARTNER...

Edward Structural Heart Valve Repair Clinical Trial Sapien XT Transcatheter

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation announced that preliminary results from The PARTNER II Trial demonstrated similar one-year outcomes in mortality and major clinical events between the Edwards...

March 7, 2013 — A newly identified genetic variant doubles the risk of calcium buildup in the heart’s aortic valve. Calcium buildup is the most common cause of aortic stenosis, a narrowing of the...

Engager TAVI valve

Medtronic Inc. announced European CE (Conformité Européenne) mark approval for its Engager Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) System with transapical delivery catheter. The system...

Medtronic Inc. announced it received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to conduct an early feasibility study using the Medtronic Native Outflow Tract Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve (...