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). 

Videos | Cath Lab | May 20, 2019
This is a walk through of the primary structural heart hybrid cath lab at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Mich. It is...
Videos | Heart Valve Technology | May 20, 2019
A demonstration of how to calculate the neo-left ventricular outflow tract (neo-LVOT) on CT imaging for a transcatheter...
BioTrace Medical's Tempo Lead Obtains CE Mark for Temporary Intracardiac Pacing
News | Leads Implantable Devices | May 13, 2019
May 13, 2019 — BioTrace Medical Inc. announced the company’s Tempo Lead has obtained CE Mark certification in Europe...
Dee Dee Wang, M.D., director of structural heart imaging, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Mich., illustrates how patient survival depends on keeping the left ventricular outflow track (LVOT) clear during transcatheter mitral valve valve-in-valve replacement using a 3-D printed heart from a patient and a Sapien transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) valve.
360 Photos | 360 View Photos | May 08, 2019
This 360 degree photo shows Dee Dee Wang, M.D., director of structural heart imaging, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit,...
Study Finds TAVR Can Be Considered for Patients in All Surgical Risk Classes
News | Heart Valve Technology | May 08, 2019
May 8, 2019 — Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has been studied as an alternative to surgical aortic valve...
Videos | Structural Heart | May 06, 2019
John Carroll, M.D., FACC, FSCAI, director of interventional cardiology and co-director of the Cardiac and Vascular...
Videos | Cath Lab Navigation Aids | May 01, 2019
Alex Haak, Ph.D., clinical scientist at Philips Health Systems North America, is based at the University of Colorado...
New Guideline Published for Evaluation of Valvular Regurgitation After Catheter-based Valve Interventions
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | April 30, 2019
April 30, 2019 — A new document compiled by four cardiac imaging professional societies provides a resource to guide...
Patient Lillian Keavey speaks with Henry Ford cardiologists William O'Neill and Dee Dee Wang about her case. She was the 1,000th patients at Henry Ford to have their procedure guided by 3-D print.

Patient Lillian Keavey speaks with Henry Ford cardiologists William O'Neill and Dee Dee Wang about her case. She was the 1,000th patients at Henry Ford to have their procedure guided by 3-D print.

News | Medical 3-D Printing | April 26, 2019
April 26, 2019 — A 72-year-old woman from northern Michigan became Henry Ford Health System’s 1,000th patient treated...
Videos | Structural Heart | April 25, 2019
Dee Dee Wang, M.D., director of structural heart imaging, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Mich., explains how patient...
Figure 1: A computed tomography angiography (CTA) study performed for transcatheter aortic valve replacement planning.  Interventional imagers created and interpret these images as part of the heart team.

Figure 1: A computed tomography angiography (CTA) study performed for transcatheter aortic valve replacement planning. The aortic valve is trileaflet with significant calcification (A). Annular measurements are performed to determine valve sizing (B). Coronary artery height is measured to predict the risk of coronary artery obstruction (C).  

Feature | Structural Heart | April 24, 2019 | Nadeen N. Faza, M.D., Dee Dee Wang, M.D., Joao Cavalcante, M.D., Andrew D. Choi, M.D., Jeffrey B. Geske, M.D., and Stephen H. Little, M.D.
Recent months have signaled a new and exciting era in the dynamic world of structural heart disease (SHD). The COAPT...
Boston Scientific Receives FDA Approval for Lotus Edge Aortic Valve System
Feature | Heart Valve Technology | April 23, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
April 23, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Boston Scientific Lotus Edge transcatheter...
New Consensus Document Explores Optimized Care for Valvular Heart Disease Patients
News | Heart Valve Technology | April 22, 2019
April 22, 2019 — Five cardiovascular professional societies released a new consensus document on optimizing care for...
FDA Releases New Guidance on Medical Devices Containing Nitinol
News | Cath Lab | April 18, 2019
April 18, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration published a draft guidance titled, “Technical Considerations for...
Mick Jagger Recovering After TAVR Procedure
News | Heart Valve Technology | April 08, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor
April 8, 2019 — Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger is reportedly recovering after undergoing a transcatheter aortic...