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). 

COVID-19 related topics by far out-paced all other topics in cardiology in 2020 on the DAIC website. Several stories topped the list related to the cardiovascular issues with hydroxychloroquine being used as a treatment for the virus. Top new device technologies in 2020 included European approval of the Abbott Tendyne transcatheter mitral valve, FDA approval of Medtronic's new Micra AV pill-sized pacemaker, and FDA clearance of the first drug-eluting stent with short-duration dual-antiplatelet therapy.

COVID-19 related topics by far out-paced all other topics in cardiology in 2020 on the DAIC website. Several stories topped the list related to the cardiovascular issues with hydroxychloroquine being used as a treatment for the virus. Top new device technologies in 2020 included European approval of the Abbott Tendyne transcatheter mitral valve, FDA approval of Medtronic's new Micra AV pill-sized pacemaker, and FDA clearance of the first drug-eluting stent with short-duration dual-antiplatelet therapy (DAPT).

Feature | December 28, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Here are the top 25 best performing articles on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) website from 2020....
Foldax Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted an investigational device exemption (IDE) so the company to initiate a U.S. clinical study of its Tria biopolymer mitral surgical heart valve.
News | Heart Valve Technology | December 14, 2020
December 14, 2020 - Foldax Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted an...
A recent publication demonstrated procedural efficiency for MitraClip transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR) with use of the Baylis VersaCross RF Transseptal Solution, reporting guide delivery from femoral access in under 7.5 minutes.
News | Hemodynamic Monitoring Systems | December 01, 2020
December 1, 2020 — A recent publication demonstrated procedural efficiency for MitraClip transcatheter mitral valve...
RIVER trial is the largest study assessing the efficacy and safety of the anticoagulant rivaroxaban in patients with an artificial mitral valve to correct an irregular heart rhythm
News | November 18, 2020
November 18, 2020 — The primary results from the RIVER Trial, Rivaroxaban for Valvular Heart disease and Atrial...

The Edwards Lifesciences Sapien 3 TAVR valve. The annual volume of TAVR has increased each year and in 2019 TAVR volume (72,991) exceeded all forms of SAVR (57,626), coinciding with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of TAVR for low-risk patients. 

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | November 17, 2020
November 17, 2020 — Since the approval of the first transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) device in 2011, more...
oston Scientific Corp. announced today it is immediately retiring the entire Lotus Edge transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) system. It also initiated a global, voluntary recall of all unused inventory of the Lotus Edge due to complexities associated with the product delivery system. 
Feature | Heart Valve Technology | November 17, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
November 17, 2020 — Boston Scientific Corp. announced today it is immediately retiring the entire Lotus Edge...
Some of the device technologies discussed in the TCT 2020 late-breaking trial sessions. Top left, the  Medtronic Resolute Onyx stent was the first stent to receive FDA clearance for short duration dual-antiplatelet therapy, which was a big topic and subject of several sessions. Lower left, the Keystone TriGuard 3 TAVR embolic protection device did not demonstrate superiority over TAVR without use of embolic protection. Top right, the Abbott MitraClip. Acurate neo TAVR valve. #TCTconnect #TCT2020

Some of the device technologies discussed in the TCT 2020 late-breaking trial sessions. Top left, the Medtronic Resolute Onyx stent was the first stent to receive FDA clearance for short duration dual-antiplatelet therapy, which was a big topic and subject of several sessions. Lower left, the Keystone TriGuard 3 TAVR embolic protection device did not demonstrate superiority over TAVR without use of embolic protection. Top right, the Abbott MitraClip was the subject of two studies, including use to aid heart transplant patients. Bottom right, the Boston Scientific Acurate neo TAVR valve performed below the Sapien 3 and CoreValve Evolut.

Feature | TCT | October 29, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Here are some of the key takeaways from the late-breaking interventional cardiology and structural heart trials...
Videos | Heart Valve Technology | October 19, 2020
David Cohen, M.D., presents late-breaking data from the STS/ACC Transcatheter Valve Registry (TVT) showing the impact...
Videos | Heart Valve Technology | October 19, 2020
Doctor Hans-Josef Feistritzerm, Heart Center of Leipzig, Germany, presents data on the use of general vs. local...
Videos | Heart Failure | October 16, 2020
The late-breaking MitraBridge Study was presented at Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2020 meeting...
The Keystone Heart TriGuard 3 (TG3) is a self-stabilizing cerebral embolic deflection filter used in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). The device is designed to reduce TAVR complications of cerebral embolization and ischemic stroke. #TCT #TCT2020 #TCTconnect

The Keystone Heart TriGuard 3 (TG3) is a self-stabilizing cerebral embolic deflection filter used in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). The device is designed to reduce TAVR complications of cerebral embolization and ischemic stroke. 

News | Heart Valve Technology | October 15, 2020
October 15, 2020 – The REFLECT II randomized clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of the Keystone Heart...
The Boston Scientific Acurate neo self-expanding TAVR valve (left) did not perform as well clinically as the Medtronic CoreValve Evolut TAVR valve (right) in the SCOPE II trial presented at TCT 2020. #TCT #TCT2020 #TCTconnect

The Boston Scientific Acurate neo self-expanding TAVR valve (left) did not perform as well clinically as the Medtronic CoreValve Evolut TAVR valve (right) in the SCOPE II trial presented at TCT 2020.

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | October 15, 2020
October 15, 2020 – The SCOPE II trial comparing the Boston Scientific Acurate neo vs. Medtronic CoreValve Evolut TAVR...
An illustration showing the MitraClip catheter entering the left atrium through a transseptal puncture. #TCT2020 #TCTconnect

An illustration showing the MitraClip catheter entering the left atrium through a transseptal puncture.

News | Heart Valve Technology | October 15, 2020
October 15, 2020 – The MITHRAS randomized clinical trial found that interventional closure of an iatrogenic atrial...
Medtronic is starting a randomized, head-to-head study comparing the Medtronic CoreValve Evolut Pro and Pro+TAVR Systems against the balloon-expandable Edwards Sapien 3 and Sapien 3 Ultra Transcatheter Heart Valvestwo transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) systems in patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis (ssAS). 

Medtronic is starting a randomized, head-to-head study comparing the Medtronic CoreValve Evolut Pro and Pro+TAVR Systems against the balloon-expandable Edwards Sapien 3 and Sapien 3 Ultra Transcatheter Heart Valvestwo transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) systems in patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis (ssAS). 

News | Heart Valve Technology | October 14, 2020
October 14, 2020 — Medtronic announced it is starting a randomized, head-to-head study comparing two transcatheter...
Flexible electronics have been developed to implant in patients to constantly monitor their cardiac condition.

Flexible electronics have been developed to implant in patients to constantly monitor their cardiac condition.

Feature | October 09, 2020 | Udi Nussinovitch M.D., Ph.D.
This is an overview of some of the biggest cardiology technology advances. These innovations are covered in more detail...