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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...

Medtronic, PERIGON Pivotal Trial, pericardial surgical aortic heart valve

Medtronic, Inc. announced it has initiated the PERIGON (PERIcardial SurGical AOrtic Valve ReplacemeNt) Pivotal Trial, a global, prospective clinical trial evaluating an investigational surgical...

CardioKinetix Inc. announced it has completed a $50 million financing led by Edwards Lifesciences Corp. with participation from other existing investors. This financing provides CardioKinetix with...

Stem cell therapies, heart failure, bone marrow cells, clinical trial

CardioCell LLC announced the treatment of its first patient in the University of Pennsylvania’s Phase IIa clinical trial for chronic heart failure (HF) of non-ischemic cardiomyopathy. 

Children’s hospitals in the United States delivering the highest-quality care for children undergoing heart surgery also appear to provide care most efficiently at a low cost, according to...

BioCardia Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the company’s application to begin a Phase III clinical trial of its bone marrow-derived CardiAMP...

Clinical Trial, Heart valve repair, TAVR

New research from the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation has uncovered a way to help interventional cardiologists better predict which patients are at higher risk for death following TAVR,...

Results from a new study indicate that the addition of mitral valve (MV) repair to coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) did not result in significant benefit to the patient and was associated...

3-D Printing, Congenital heart, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

Physician-researchers from the Cardiac Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) presented new findings on pediatric cardiovascular disease at the American Heart...

BioCardia Helix Catheter

BioCardia Inc. has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the Company’s application to begin a Phase III clinical trial of its bone marrow-derived CardiAMP Therapy...

NHLBI, Losartan, Marfan syndrome, atenolol

A National Institutes of Health-funded study comparing treatment with widely used blood pressure medications, atenolol or losartan, in patients with Marfan syndrome who had an enlarged aortic root...

3-D heart model, congenital heart defects, cardiovascular surgery

An experimental 3-D printed model of the heart may help surgeons treat patients born with complicated heart disorders, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s...

heart valve repair, Moderate Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation, NHLB

Routinely adding mitral valve repair to coronary artery bypass graft surgery for heart attack...

TriReme, PTA Chocolate Balloon, valvuloplasty, heart valve repair

Catalist-listed QT Vascular Ltd. has acquired a novel technology platform called Java, and all associated intellectual property, which was developed independently in Israel.

Sorin Group, heart valve repair, first implant

Sorin Group, a global medical device company and a leader in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, implanted the Solo Smart surgical replacement performed by David Heimansohn, M.D., at St....

"Innovative fetal intervention may prove to be a game-changer in many cases, but it is too soon to declare its superiority over current conventional strategies for management of hypoplastic left...

DAIC Editor Dave Fornell

The key take away messages from the 26th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium were bioresorable stents and transcatheter valve technologies will likely...

El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, California, became one of the first hospitals in California to adopt a new minimally invasive system to treat patients with narrowed, failing aortic...

Annie Henderson, 69, suffers from multiple chronic ailments, including kidney failure and mitral valve insufficiency. The latter turned her life into a battle for breath, eliminating almost all...