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 replacement (TMVR), transcatheter and surgical valve repairs, ad surgical replacement valves.

Echocardiograms May Help With Patient Selection for Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | March 21, 2019
March 21, 2019 — Clinicians should use echocardiography when determining whether patients with heart failure and a...
ACC Launches Transcatheter Valve Certification
News | Heart Valve Technology | March 14, 2019
March 14, 2019 — Beginning in mid-2019, hospitals performing transcatheter valve repair and replacement will be able to...
FDA Approves MitraClip for Use in Heart Failure Patients With Functional Mitral Regurgitation
Feature | Heart Valve Technology | March 14, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor
March 14, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the MitraClip heart valve repair device for...
Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Therapy Market Poised for Growth
News | Heart Valve Technology | March 07, 2019
March 7, 2019 — Rising incidence of congenital heart disease and increasing awareness of transcatheter pulmonary valve...
Scientists Discover New Type of Immune Cells Essential for Forming Heart Valves

Microscopic images of a normal heart valve in a mouse, left, and a heart valve grown in a lab with heart-derived macrophages blocked, right. Without those macrophages, the valves are thick and deformed. Image courtesy of Developmental Cell/UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center.

News | Heart Valve Technology | March 06, 2019
March 6, 2019 — UCLA researchers have identified for the first time the origin of an immune cell that plays a critical...
Global Market for Transcatheter Treatments to Double in Next Five Years
News | Heart Valve Technology | March 01, 2019
March 1, 2019 — When it comes to treatment options for a damaged heart valve, nothing is getting more attention than...
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...