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). 

FDA Approves IDE Study for Foldax Biopolymer Heart Valve Platform
News | Heart Valve Technology | February 18, 2019
February 18, 2019 — Foldax Inc. announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted investigative device...
Thubrikar Announces First-in-Human Implant of Optimum TAVI System
News | Heart Valve Technology | January 29, 2019
January 29, 2019 — Thubrikar Aortic Valve Inc. announced the first human implant of the Optimum TAV using their...
Perceval Valve Offers Performance, Economic Advantages in Aortic Disease Treatment
News | Heart Valve Technology | January 29, 2019
January 29, 2019 — LivaNova PLC announced the publication of three separate studies highlighting the performance of its...
First Tendyne Transcatheter Mitral Valve Implanted in New York
News | Heart Valve Technology | January 28, 2019
January 28, 2019 — Lenox Hill Hospital is the first hospital in New York City to successfully implant Abbott’s Tendyne...
Videos | Heart Valve Technology | January 25, 2019
Joe Cleveland, M.D., professor of cardiothoracic surgery, at the University of Colorado Hospital, offers a cardiac...
Boston Scientific, Edwards Lifesciences Agree To Global Litigation Settlement
News | Heart Valve Technology | January 15, 2019
January 15, 2019 — Boston Scientific Corp. and Edwards Lifesciences Corp. announced that the companies have reached an...
The implantation of a MitraClip is guided under live transesophageal echo (TEE). This image shows the operator moving the open clip into position and engaging the mitral valve leaflets. The clip appears as a arrowhead shape in the ultrasound with the leaflets coming off each side. Photo from a MitraClip procedure at the University of Colorado Hospital. Dr. Dominick Wiktor. The TEE is from a Philips Epiq system.

The implantation of a MitraClip is guided under live transesophageal echo (TEE). This image shows the operator moving the open clip into position and engaging the mitral valve leaflets. The clip appears as an arrowhead shape in the ultrasound with the leaflets coming off each side. Photo from a MitraClip procedure at the University of Colorado Hospital.

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | January 14, 2019 | Allen Atchley, M.D., FACC, The Chattanooga Heart Institute
Mitral regurgitation (MR) is one of the most common types of heart valve diseases in the United States, affecting...
Videos | Cath Lab Navigation Aids | January 08, 2019
Robert Quaife, M.D., director of advanced cardiac imaging, University of Colorado Hospital, explains why advanced...
SCCT Releases New Guideline for CT Use During TAVR
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | January 08, 2019
January 8, 2019 — The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) has released a new expert consensus document...
JC Medical Announces First U.S. Treatment With J-Valve TAVR Device
News | Heart Valve Technology | January 07, 2019
January 7, 2019 — JC Medical announced the successful treatment of the first U.S. patient with the company’s...
Videos | Structural Heart | January 07, 2019
John Carroll, M.D., FACC, FSCAI, director of interventional cardiology, and Robert Quaife, M.D., director of advanced...
Boston Scientific Exercises Option to Acquire Millipede Inc.
News | Annuloplasty Rings | January 02, 2019
January 2, 2019 — Boston Scientific Corp. exercised its option to acquire the remaining shares of Millipede Inc, a...
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...