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 heart team at St. James University Hospital Dublin was the first to perform a human implant of the CroiValve Duo Tricuspid Coaptation Valve technology for tricuspid repair.  

The heart team at St. James University Hospital Dublin was the first to perform a human implant of the CroiValve Duo Tricuspid Coaptation Valve technology for tricuspid repair.  

News | Heart Valve Technology | March 25, 2020
  March 25, 2020 — CroiValve announced the successful first human use of its Duo Tricuspid Coaptation Valve technology...
A 3-D reconstruction of a cardiac CT scan showing an implanted Medtronic CoreValve TAVR device. Imagine courtesy of TeraRecon. #TAVR #TAVI

A 3-D reconstruction of a cardiac CT scan showing an implanted Medtronic CoreValve TAVR device. Image courtesy of TeraRecon

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | February 24, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
In August 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded the indication for the use of transcatheter aortic...
Videos | Heart Valve Technology | February 18, 2020
Andrew Weintraub, M.D., FACC, associate director, of the Interventional Cardiology and Vascular Center, medical...
The Abbott Tendyne transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) system, left, became the first TMVR device to gain commercial regulatory clearance in the world. It gains European CE mark in January. Another top story in January was the first use of the Robocath R-One robotic cath lab catheter guidance system in Germany.  Watch a VIDEO of the system in use in one of those cases. 

The Abbott Tendyne transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) system, left, became the first TMVR device to gain commercial regulatory clearance in the world. It gains European CE mark in January. Another top story in January was the first use of the Robocath R-One robotic cath lab catheter guidance system in Germany.  Watch a VIDEO of the system in use in one of those cases. 

News | February 03, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
February 3, 2020 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC)...
Raj Makkar, M.D., led a multicenter national study comparing outcomes for minimally invasive heart valve replacement to open-heart surgery. Photo by Cedars-Sinai. TAVR performs as well as surgery for aortic valve replacement.

Raj Makkar, M.D., led a multicenter national study comparing outcomes for minimally invasive TAVR heart valve replacement to open-heart surgery. The study showed the two methods have similar outcomes. Photo by Cedars-Sinai.

News | Heart Valve Technology | January 31, 2020
January 31, 2020 — A new study from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai and other centers nationwide shows that...
Abbott Tendyne TMVR, TMVI system received European CE mark clearance in January 2020. The Abbott Tendyne transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) system uses an anchor attached to the apex of the heart with a whether line attached to the valve. This helps to keep the valve anchored in the mitral annulus and prevent embolization. This anchor system was used because, unlike the aortic valve, the mitral valve has a very thin landing zone to secure the valve. Prevents LVOT obstruction.

The Abbott Tendyne transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) system uses an anchor attached to the apex of the heart with a whether line attached to the valve. This helps to keep the valve anchored in the mitral annulus and prevent embolization. This anchor system was used because, unlike the aortic valve, the mitral valve has a very thin landing zone to secure the valve. The design also eliminated any hardware hanging or folding into the left ventricle, which could cause left ventricular outflow track (LVOT) obstruction, which can prevent blood flow through the aortic valve and to the rest of the body.

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | January 30, 2020
January 30, 2020 — The Abbott Tendyne Transcatheter Mitral Valve Implantation (TMVI) system received European CE mark...
Videos | Heart Valve Technology | January 28, 2020
Interview with Andrew Weintraub, M.D., FACC, associate director, of the Interventional Cardiology and Vascular Center,...
This is an example of artificial intelligence automation for cardiac MRI using an AI app from TeraRecon's Envoy AI marketplace. The GE MRI image has bee countoured, anatomy labeled and all quantification automated by the AI, greatly reducing post-processing time. See this and other new AI imaging technologies from the 2019 RSNA meeting.

This is an example of artificial intelligence automation for cardiac MRI using an AI app from TeraRecon's Envoy AI marketplace. The GE MRI image has been countoured, anatomy labeled and all quantification automated by the AI, greatly reducing post-processing time. See this and other new AI imaging technologies from the 2019 RSNA meeting.

Blog | January 24, 2020
The key question I am always asked at cardiology conferences is what are the trends and interesting new technologies I...
Mayo Clinic uses the Da Vinci surgical robot to perform minimally invasive mitral valve surgeries.
News | Robotic Systems | January 20, 2020
January 20, 2020 — Research has found that repairing the mitral valve earlier, before the mitral valve prolapse...
This is the latest version of the MitraClip, the G4, which allows each side of the clip to be opened and closed independently to offer more flexibility when capturing the valve leaflets. The device is being used in the REPAIR MR clinical trial.

This is the latest version of the MitraClip, the G4, which allows each side of the clip to be opened and closed independently to offer more flexibility when capturing the valve leaflets. The device is being used in the REPAIR MR clinical trial. 

News | Heart Valve Technology | January 13, 2020
January 13, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved clinical trial that will compare the...
This photo is from a MitraClip procedure during the University of Colorado visit last December.

Ten out of the top 25 videos in 2019 are from hospital site visits DAIC conducted and shot more than 10 video interviews and recorded cath lab procedures at each center.  Two of the videos here are walk throughs of cath labs, showing how Henry Ford Hospital and the University of Colorado set up their main hybrid rooms for structural heart procedures. This photo is from a MitraClip procedure during the University of Colorado visit last December.

Feature | December 30, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Here are the top performing 25 videos posted to the DAIC website in the past year, based on Google Analytics. These the...
The Wyss Translational Center in Zurich, Switzerland has developed the LifeMatrix platform to engineer tissues that can be implanted in patients and will grow with them. This technology is being developed for heart valves in younger patients to eliminate the need for repeat surgeries to implant larger prosthetic heart valves as the patient grows.

The Wyss Translational Center in Zurich, Switzerland has developed the LifeMatrix platform to engineer tissues that can be implanted in patients and will grow with them. This technology is being developed for heart valves in younger patients to eliminate the need for repeat surgeries to implant larger prosthetic heart valves as the patient grows.

 

News | Heart Valve Technology | December 26, 2019
While transcatheter heart valve replacement and repair devices are growing in popularity due to their delivery and...
The most popular content in the month of November on DAIC was by far the data from the late-breaking trials from the American Herart Association (AHA) 2019 meeting. The second item on this month's list is an overview of key heart failure takeaways from AHA by Nasrien Ibrahim, M.D., associate director of resynchronization and advanced cardiac therapeutics at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Photo by Scott Morgan/AHA.

The most popular content in the month of November on DAIC was by far the data from the late-breaking trials from the American Herart Association (AHA) 2019 meeting. The second item on this month's list is an overview of key heart failure takeaways from AHA by Nasrien Ibrahim, M.D., associate director of resynchronization and advanced cardiac therapeutics at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Photo by Scott Morgan/AHA. 

Feature | December 17, 2019
December 16, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC...
A sample of the transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) devices in development or clinical trials.

A sample of the transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) devices in development or clinical trials.

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | November 27, 2019 | Saipriya Iyer
The overwhelming success story for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) moving from a science project to...
A key slide from the TRILUMINATE study one-year results showing the improvement in tricuspid regurgitation from basement with treatment using the transcatheter TriClip device.

A key slide from the TRILUMINATE study one-year results showing the improvement in tricuspid regurgitation from basement with treatment using the transcatheter TriClip device.

News | Heart Valve Technology | November 26, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
November 26, 2019 — The preliminary one-year results of the TRILUMINATE Pivotal Study for Abbott's TriClip device, a...