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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...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Sorin Freedom Solo and Solo Smart stentless heart valves from Sorin Group Canada Inc. to replace a diseased, damaged or malfunctioning...

The Cardiovascular Cell Therapy Research Network (CCTRN) has selected Cytori Therapeutics Inc. to supply adipose-derived regenerative cells (ADRC) for a clinical trial aimed at...

Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons became the first in Texas to implant the Solo Smart Aortic Pericardial Heart Valve. Faraz Kerendi, M.D. and Stephen J. Dewan M.D., performed the procedure at...

Materialise 3-D Printed HeartPrint Services

Materialise NV has listed its 3-D-printed cardiovascular HeartPrint models as a medical device in U.S. and EU markets.

A team of surgeons at New York-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital saved the life of a one-week-old baby with the aid of a 3-D printed model of the child’s heart. The 3-D model was...

Neovasc Inc. has received conditional Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) approval from the U.S. FDA to initiate the U.S. arm of its Tiara-I Early Feasibility Trial for the company's Tiara...

October 13, 2014 — After reviewing updated data and analysis for the Boston Scientific Watchman left atrial appendage (LAA) closure device, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Circulatory...

October 10, 2014—Mitralign Inc. reported on the successful use of its technology to perform a percutaneous repair on a patient with tricuspid regurgitation (TR). Prof. Dr. med. J. Schofer of the...

Direct Flow Medical Inc., a transcatheter heart valve innovator focused on improving patient outcomes has received the CE Mark for an enhanced transfemoral delivery system for the ...

Stanford Children’s Health Lighthaus Inc. Pediatric Heart Procedures 3-D graphic

Stanford Children’s Health is using cutting-edge videogame technology to get parents the information they need about the complex medical procedures their children might face. 

Claret Medical announced the first patient has been successfully treated in its SENTINEL trial, a multicenter pivotal trial of the Sentinel cerebral protection system (CPS). The landmark trial is...