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). 

Transesophageal echo (TEE) being used to guide the deployment of a MitraClip device during a structural heart procedure at the University of Colorado Hospital. The center has performed more than 200 MitraClip mitral valve repairs over the past decade. Photo by Dave Fornell

Transesophageal echo (TEE) being used to guide the deployment of a MitraClip device during a structural heart procedure at the University of Colorado Hospital. The center has performed more than 200 MitraClip mitral valve repairs over the past decade. Photo by Dave Fornell
 

Feature | Structural Heart | April 22, 2021
The resounding success of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has led the creation of hundreds of structural...
Transesophageal echo (TEE) being used to guide the deployment of a MitraClip device during a transcatheter structural heart procedure in the hybrid lab at the University of Colorado Hospital. The center has performed more than 200 MitraClip mitral valve repairs over the past decade. Photo by Dave Fornell

Transesophageal echo (TEE) being used to guide the deployment of a MitraClip device during a transcatheter structural heart procedure in the hybrid lab at the University of Colorado Hospital. The center has performed more than 200 MitraClip mitral valve repairs over the past decade. Photo by Dave Fornell

Blog | Structural Heart | April 21, 2021
As a medical technology journalist, a little more than a decade ago I found myself sitting in those late afternoon "...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the Acutus Medical AcQCross family of universal transseptal crossing devices. This is the only transseptal puncture system specifically engineered to pair and mate seamlessly with Acutus’ own suite of sheaths and with sheaths sold by other manufacturers. 
News | EP Lab | April 14, 2021
April 14, 2021 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the Acutus Medical AcQCross family of universal...
The new generation Abbott TriClip G4 device has gained European and Canadian approvals for transcatheter tricuspid valve repair (TTVR).

The new generation Abbott TriClip G4 device has gained European and Canadian approvals for transcatheter tricuspid valve repair (TTVR). The device is an iteration of the successful MitraClip device used for transcatheter mitral valve repairs. 

News | Structural Heart | April 08, 2021
April 8, 2021 — Abbott today announced it has received European CE mark and Health Canada authorization this week for...
The Medtronic Harmony Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve (TPV) System. It is first in the world non-surgical heart valve to treat pediatric and adult patients with a native or surgically-repaired right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) to stop severe pulmonary valve regurgitation caused by congenital heart disease.

The Medtronic Harmony Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve (TPV) System is is designed for patients without a conduit with RVOT malformations who require a correction to their structural malformation early in life and need a minimally invasive option to restore pulmonary valve function.
 

Feature | Structural Heart | March 26, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
March 26, 2021 — Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the Medtronic Harmony Transcatheter...
University of Minnesota researchers used a hybrid of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine to create heart valves that can grow with the recipient. When implanted in lambs, researchers showed that the tri-tube valves worked better than current animal-derived valves with almost none of the calcification or blood clotting that the other valves showed. This can be implanted in pediatric patients with congenital heart diseas. Photo from Syedain, et al., Tranquillo Lab, University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota researchers used a hybrid of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine to create heart valves that can grow with the recipient. When implanted in lambs, researchers showed that the tri-tube valves worked better than current animal-derived valves with almost none of the calcification or blood clotting that the other valves showed. Photo from Syedain, et al., Tranquillo Lab, University of Minnesota

News | Heart Valve Technology | March 18, 2021
March 18, 2020 — A groundbreaking new study led by University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers from both the...
The Teleflex Manta large-bore vascular closure device can seal holes between 12 and 25 French.

The Teleflex Manta large-bore vascular closure device can seal holes between 12 and 25 French. 

Feature | Hemostasis Management | March 09, 2021 | Dave Fornell, Editor
While many cardiac and vascular procedures have largely moved to minimally invasive techniques, the size of these...
product comparison charts for cardiology and health IT systems
Feature | February 12, 2021
Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) magazine maintains more than 50 comparison charts of product...
The Carmat artificial heart
News | Artificial Heart | February 10, 2021
February 10, 2021 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted artificial heart developer Carmat approval...
Patients with bicuspid, or two-leaflet, aortic valves who undergo transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures had a high rate of success and low risk of death or disabling stroke at 30 days, according to new data presented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2020 Scientific Session.
News | Heart Valve Technology | February 04, 2021
February 4, 2021 — Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has historically only been used with caution in the...
A new CMS national coverage determination for reimbursement for MitraClip significantly expand access to transcatheter mitral valve repair procedures for secondary mitral regurgitation.
News | Heart Valve Technology | January 20, 2021
January 20, 2021 — The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) revised its National Coverage...
 Medtronic Evolut TAVR Cleared in Canada for Both Bicuspid Valves in Intermediate or Greater Risk and for All Low Risk Patients for TAVR
News | Structural Heart | January 11, 2021
January 11, 2021 — Medtronic has received a new expanded indication from Health Canada for its Evolut Transcatheter...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the designation of breakthrough device to P+F Products + Features GmbH TricValve Transcatheter Bicval Valves System. The system uses two self-expanding valves in the vena cava for the treatment of patients with hemodynamically relevant tricuspid insufficiency without the need to touch the native tricuspid valve. #TTVR

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the designation of breakthrough device to P+F Products + Features GmbH TricValve Transcatheter Bicval Valves System. The system uses two self-expanding valves in the vena cava for the treatment of patients with hemodynamically relevant tricuspid insufficiency without the need to touch the native tricuspid valve.

News | Structural Heart | January 06, 2021
January 6, 2021 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the designation of breakthrough device to P+F...
First Patient Treated With Harpoon Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair Device in U.S. Trial. #TMVR
News | Structural Heart | December 29, 2020
December 29, 2020 — Edwards Lifesciences announced Dec. 21 that the first patient was treated in the RESTORE clinical...
Health Canada has approved the expanded use of the Edwards Lifesciences Sapien 3 and Sapien 3 Ultra transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) heart valves for the transfemoral treatment of patients diagnosed with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis who are at low risk for open-heart surgery. #TAVR #TAVI
News | Structural Heart | December 29, 2020
December 29, 2020 — Health Canada has approved the expanded use of the Edwards Lifesciences Sapien 3 and Sapien 3 Ultra...