Structural Heart

This structural heart channel includings content related to heart valve repair and replacement, left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion, heart failure interventional device therapies, and occlusion of ASDs, VSDs and PFOs.

ACC Launches Transcatheter Valve Certification
News | Heart Valve Technology | March 14, 2019

March 14, 2019 — Beginning in mid-2019, hospitals performing...

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...

Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Therapy Market Poised for Growth
News | Heart Valve Technology | March 07, 2019

March 7, 2019 — Rising incidence of ...

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...

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...

Philips and Microsoft have partnered to develop an augmented reality system to help imporve workflow and procedural navigation in the cath lab. Physicians wearing visors can view and interact with true 3-D holograms above the patient on the table and manipulate the image with voice and hand motion commands to avoid breaking the sterile field. Virtual reality in the cath lab, interventional lab, hybrid OR, or cardiovascular lab.

Philips and Microsoft have partnered to develop an augmented reality system to help imporve workflow and procedural navigation in the cath lab. Physicians wearing visors can view and interact with true 3-D holograms above the patient on the table and manipulate the image with voice and hand motion commands to avoid breaking the sterile field. 

News | Advanced Visualization | February 25, 2019

February 25, 2019 — Philips will unveil a new...

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...

Le Bonheur Children's Hospital Implants First Abbott Amplatzer Piccolo Occluder
News | Structural Heart Occluders | February 13, 2019

February 13, 2019 — Le Bonheur Children's Hospital cardiologists in Memphis, Tenn., implanted the Amplatzer Piccolo...

New Appropriate Use Criteria Outlined for Multimodality Imaging of Nonvalvular Heart Disease
News | Clinical Decision Support | February 11, 2019

February 11, 2019 — The American College of Cardiology (ACC), along with nine other cardiology professional...

Two of the top news items from January included news atrial fibrillation guidelines that now recommend new anticoagulants (NOACs) over warfarin, and the FDA warning hospitals about the increased mortality found in one study involving pacitaxel-eluting stents and balloon devices for the peripheral arteries.

Two of the top news items from January included news atrial fibrillation guidelines that now recommend new anticoagulants (NOACs) over warfarin, and the FDA warning hospitals about the increased mortality found in one study involving pacitaxel-eluting stents and balloon devices for the peripheral arteries. 

Feature | February 01, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

February 1, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (...

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...

An example of multimodality image fusion with live angiography to enhance soft-tissue visualization during complex procedures. This example is from Siemen's new TrueFusion software released in 2018. Advances in angiography imaging.

An example of multimodality image fusion with live angiography to enhance soft-tissue visualization during complex procedures. This example is from Siemen's new TrueFusion software released in 2018. 

Feature | Angiography | January 28, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

There are a few recent trends in X-ray...

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...

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