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). 

DSM and SAT Partnering to Develop Next-Generation, Cost-Effective Heart Valve
News | Heart Valve Technology | June 04, 2019
June 4, 2019 — Royal DSM recently announced a collaboration with Strait Access Technologies (SAT), to develop the world...

The MitraClip is one example of a transcatheter mitral valve repair or replacement (TMVR) device used in the structural heart repair program at Henry Ford Hospital.

Podcast | Heart Valve Technology | May 31, 2019
Marvin Eng, M.D., structural fellowship director at Henry Ford Health System, and William O'Neill, M.D., director of...

William O'Neill, M.D., and Adam Greenbaum, M.D., perform a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure in the cath lab at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

Podcast | Structural Heart | May 31, 2019
A discussion with William O’Neill, M.D., director of the Henry Ford structural heart program, Ruth Fisher, MBA, vice...
Using the terms plumber, electrician, carpenter are easy for most patients to understand when explaining the rolls of specialists in complex cardiology procedures. In this image, interventional cardiologist "plumbers" and a cardiac surgeon "carpenter" work as part of the a structural heart team at Henry Ford Hospital while guiding the device using live echo images from the "video guy."

Using the terms plumber, electrician and carpenter are easy ways for most patients to understand when explaining the roles of specialists in complex cardiology procedures. In this image, interventional cardiologist "plumbers" and a cardiac surgeon "carpenter" work as part of the a structural heart team at Henry Ford Hospital while guiding the device using live echo images from the "video guy." 

Blog | May 28, 2019
Physicians use many strategies to better interface with patients and their families to try and explain in non-physician...
Illustration showing the catheter steps for the LAMPOON procedure designed to prevent left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction . From Dr. Jaffar M. Khan and the Laboratory of Cardiovascular Intervention, led by Dr. Robert J. Lederman.

Figure 1: Illustration showing the catheter steps for the LAMPOON procedure. From Dr. Jaffar M. Khan and the Laboratory of Cardiovascular Intervention, led by Dr. Robert J. Lederman.

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | May 22, 2019
Researchers at the National, Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH...
Edwards Announces Research Milestones for Pascal Transcatheter Mitral Valve Program
News | Heart Valve Technology | May 22, 2019
May 22, 2019 — Edwards Lifesciences Corp. announced strategic clinical and regulatory milestones for its Edwards Pascal...
Videos | Medical 3-D Printing | May 21, 2019
This is a sample of the 3-D printed hearts and coronary anatomy models created from patient CT scans to enable...
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...