Heart Valve Technology

This channel includes news and new device innovations about heart valve technologies, including the aortic valve, mitral valve, pulmonic valve, and tricuspid valve. This includes information on transcatheter valve technologies like transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR, or implantation TAVI), transcatheter mitral valve repair or replacement (TMVR), transcatheter and surgical valve repairs, and surgical replacement valves. Newer devices are now being used for transcatheter tricuspid valve repair replacement (TTVR). 

The Foldax Tria surgical valve reimagines the heart valve by incorporating a new, proprietary biopolymer, what the vendor calls LifePolymer, with an innovative valve design intended to eliminate calcification, withstand stresses and strains without failure, and restore patient quality of life without lifelong use of anticoagulants. Tria is also the first heart valve to be robotically manufactured, reducing variability, enabling high precision, repeatability and better quality control.
News | Heart Valve Technology | June 23, 2020
June 23, 2020 – Heart valve start-up Foldax is looking to reinventing several aspects of the prosthetic heart valve,...
SMT Enters Structural Heart Market With Acquisition of Vascular Concepts. The company's Hydra TAVR (TAVI) valve gained European CE mark clearance in June 2020.
News | Heart Valve Technology | June 19, 2020
June 19, 2020 — SMT (Sahajanand Medical Technologies Pvt. Ltd) said it acquired of the structural heart medical device...
Videos | Heart Valve Technology | June 10, 2020
Jay Mohan, D.O., RPVI, interventional cardiology fellow at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan, created this...
SMT (Sahajanand Medical Technology Private Ltd.), a leading medical device company of India focused on cardiology, announced it Hydra transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) device received European CE mark approval. It is indicated for the treatment of patients diagnosed with aortic stenosis. #SMT #HYDRA #TAVR

The self-expanding SMT Hydra transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) device.

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | June 09, 2020
June 9, 2020 — SMT (Sahajanand Medical Technology Private Ltd.), a leading medical device company in India focused on...
News | Heart Valve Technology | June 08, 2020
June 8, 2020 — Edwards Lifesciences Corp. announced Chinese regulatory approval for the Edwards Sapien 3 transcatheter...
Neovasc Files CE Mark for Tiara TA Transapical Mitral Valve Replacement System. TMVR
News | Structural Heart | May 29, 2020
May 29, 2020 — Neovasc Inc., developer of a minimally invasive transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR)...
Left, the Melody pulmonary valve was the first transcatheter valve to be approved by the FDA in the United States a decade ago. Right, the Harmony transcatheter valve is in trials and is designed to treat patients with RVOT anomalies who develop severe PR typically when a pervious repair fails. Both valves are used to treat congenital heart defects. #SCAI #SCAI2020

Left, the Melody pulmonary valve was the first transcatheter valve to be approved by the FDA in the United States a decade ago. Right, the Harmony transcatheter valve is in trials and is designed to treat patients with RVOT anomalies who develop severe PR typically when a pervious repair fails. Both valves are used to treat congenital heart defects.

News | Congenital Heart | May 21, 2020
May 21, 2020 — Two late-breaking clinical trials on trans catheter valves to treat congenital heart disease were...
Edwards Lifesciences Pascal Tricuspid Valve Transcatheter Repair System Approved in Europe
News | Heart Valve Technology | May 18, 2020
May 18, 2020 — The Edwards Lifesciences Corp. Pascal tricuspid transcatheter valve repair (TTVR) system received...
Key TAVR Takeaways From ACC 2020
Feature | Heart Valve Technology | April 20, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Some U.S. centers need improvement in their outcomes was the biggest takeaway from the five transcatheter aortic valve...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 14, 2020
Ehtisham Mahmud, M.D., FSCAI, president of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) and...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 10, 2020
Detroit, Michigan, has been one the hardest hit regions with a large number of COVID-19 cases. William O’Neill, M.D.,...
The American College of Cardiology (ACC) released a list of the latest practice-changing presentations at the ACC.20 annual meeting March 28-30, 2020, in Chicago. This includes five late-breaking clinical trial (LBCT) sessions and three featured clinical research sessions. There also are two LBCT deep-dive sessions where the experts will break down the hottest trials and attendees can find out what the impact might be on the practice of cardiology and patients.
Feature | ACC | April 09, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Here is the list of American College of Cardiology (ACC) practice-changing late-breaking study presentations at the ACC...
Abbott announced its TriClip Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Repair (TTVR) System has received European CE mark clearance as a non-surgical treatment for people with a tricuspid valve regurgitation (TR). 
Feature | Heart Valve Technology | April 09, 2020
April 9, 2020 — Abbott announced its TriClip Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Repair (TTVR) System has received European...
Videos | Structural Heart | April 03, 2020
Basel Ramlawi, M.D., chairman of The Heart and Vascular Center at Valley Health System in Virginia, director of the...
Videos | Structural Heart | April 01, 2020
A review of the PARTNER 3 Low-Risk Trial with Michael Mack, M.D., chairman, cardiovascular service line,  Baylor Scott...