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). 

Edwards' Sapien 3 Ultra Transcatheter Heart Valve Receives FDA Approval
Technology | Heart Valve Technology | January 02, 2019
January 2, 2019 — Edwards Lifesciences Corp. announced that the Sapien 3 Ultra system has received U.S. Food and Drug...
Videos | Structural Heart | December 20, 2018
John Carroll, M.D., FACC, FSCAI, director of interventional cardiology at the Cardiac and Vascular Center at the...
Videos | Heart Failure | December 20, 2018
Andreas Brieke, M.D., director of mechanical circulatory support, heart failure physician and site principal...
Boston Scientific Prevails in U.S. Edwards Lifesciences Litigation
Feature | Heart Valve Technology | December 12, 2018
December 12, 2018 — A jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware determined Dec. 11 that the Boston...
Interventional procedures have become increasing complex with a shift from open surgical procedures to transcatheter procedures. This is a chronic total occlusion (CTO) case at the University of Colorado to reopen a bypass graft. It shows doctors John Messenger and Kevin Rogers.

Interventional procedures have become increasingly complex with a shift from open surgical procedures to transcatheter procedures. This is a chronic total occlusion (CTO) case at the University of Colorado to reopen a bypass graft.

Blog | December 11, 2018
  There are numerous factors that impact the larger picture in cardiology, especially from a business perspective. Here...
Bay Labs Collaborating With Edwards Lifesciences on AI for Heart Disease Detection
News | Artificial Intelligence | December 10, 2018
December 10, 2018 – Medical artificial intelligence (AI) company Bay Labs announced a collaboration with Edwards...
First TriCinch Coil Tricuspid Repair Systems Implanted in U.S.
News | Heart Valve Technology | November 06, 2018
November 6, 2018 — 4Tech Inc. initiated its U.S. Early Feasibility Study of the TriCinich Coil System following U.S....
Valve Replacement Volume Key to Successful Patient Outcomes
News | Heart Valve Technology | November 02, 2018
November 2, 2018 — Hospitals that routinely perform a heart valve replacement procedure requiring open heart surgery...

An example of the new transesophageal echo (TEE) visualization technology called TrueVue was shown at TCT 2018 for the first time. Philips’ new photo-realistic rendering is designed to offer a surgical view of cardiac structures to aid transcatheter procedural navigation. The technology also allows the lighting source to be moved around and even behind the anatomy, as demonstrated here. This video, included as part of the most innovative technologies video at TCT 2018, went viral when posted on social media during TCT 2018, and was viewed more than 167,000 times.

Blog | TCT | October 15, 2018
From a cardiovascular device innovation standpoint, the 2018 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference...
Videos | October 11, 2018
Professor Ian Meredith, MBBS, Ph.D., global chief medical officer and executive vice president, Boston Scientific,...
Videos | October 11, 2018
A discussion with Professor Ian Meredith, MBBS, Ph.D., global chief medical officer and executive vice president,...
Prosthetic Valve Mismatches Common in TAVR Procedures
News | Heart Valve Technology | October 03, 2018
October 3, 2018 — A high number of patients in a study who underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)...
Portico Transcatheter Aortic Valve Successfully Reduces Severe Aortic Stenosis at One Year
News | Heart Valve Technology | September 28, 2018
September 28, 2018 — At one year following transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), implantation with the Portico...
Local Anesthesia Safe and Effective for Intermediate- and High-Risk TAVR Patients
News | Heart Valve Technology | September 28, 2018
September 28, 2018 — The first randomized study to compare general versus local anesthesia during transcatheter aortic...
Videos | Hemostasis Management | September 27, 2018
Philippe Genereux, M.D., co-director of the structural heart program at the Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at...