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.

A slide image from Reddy's presntation at Heart Rhythm 2018, showing thrombus formation on the face of a Watchman LAA Occluder device in an echo image. #HRS2018

A slide image from Reddy's presntation at Heart Rhythm 2018, showing thrombus formation on the face of a Watchman device in an echo image.

Feature | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | May 18, 2018

May 18, 2018 — Left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) with the transcatheter Watchman device prevents thromboembolism...

A 3-D printed aortic root with an simulated implant of an Edwards Sapien TAVR valve. New clinical data points to length-of-stay as a new predictor of outcomes in TAVR patients. Image from Henry Ford Hospital.

A 3-D printed aortic root with an simulated implant of an Edwards Sapien TAVR valve. New clinical data points to length-of-stay as a new predictor of outcomes in TAVR patients. Image from Henry Ford Hospital. 

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | May 14, 2018

May 14, 2018 – A new study finds patients who stay in the hospital for more than 72 hours when undergoing trans-...

The use of 3-D printed hearts from patients' pre-TAVR planning CT scans have improved outcomes of procedures at the University of Minnesota. Clearly identifying where calcium is located on the valves prior to TAVR device implantation has helped reduce the incidence of paravalvular leak.  #SCAI, #SCAI2018

The use of 3-D printed hearts from patients' pre-TAVR planning CT scans have improved outcomes of procedures at the University of Minnesota. Clearly identifying where calcium is located on the valves prior to TAVR device implantation has helped reduce the incidence of paravalvular leak.

News | Heart Valve Technology | May 14, 2018

May 14, 2018 – A new study examines the effectiveness of 3-D printing technology and computer modeling to predict...

Intravenous Drug Use is Causing Rise in Heart Valve Infections, Healthcare Costs. #SCAI, #SCAI2018
News | Cardiovascular Clinical Studies | May 14, 2018

May 14, 2018 — The opioid drug epidemic is impacting cardiology, with a new study finding the number of patients...

News | Heart Failure | May 14, 2018

May 14, 2018 — Ancora Heart Inc. announced the expansion of the company’s U.S....

First-Ever Risk Tool Helps Predict TAVR Readmission Rates in 2018 SCAI late-breaking study. #SCAI, #SCAI2018
News | Heart Valve Technology | May 11, 2018

May 11, 2018 — A new study looked at the effectiveness of a novel risk tool to predict 30-day readmission rates in...

Medtronic Shares Two-Year Harmony Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Results at SCAI 2018. #SCAI, #SCAI2018
News | Heart Valve Technology | May 11, 2018

May 11, 2018 — Medtronic plc announced two-year outcomes for the Harmony...

A MitraClip device being deployed to clasp together the leaflets of the mitral valve. This mimics a surgical suture repair to create a double orifice valve with better leaflet coaptation to prevent mitral regurgitation. Abbott Mitraclip device.

A MitraClip device being deployed to clasp together the leaflets of the mitral valve. This mimics a surgical suture repair to create a double orifice valve with better leaflet coaptation to prevent mitral regurgitation.

News | Structural Heart | May 11, 2018

May 11, 2018 — The post-approval study evaluating the safety and efficacy of MitraClip in a real-world, commercial...

Sentinel Cerebral Protection System Reduces TAVR Strokes More Than 60 Percent
News | Embolic Protection Devices | May 08, 2018

May 8, 2018 — One-year results from the Sentinel Cerebral Protection System show it can reduce the incidence of...

Colibri Heart Valve Continues Enrollment in TAVI Early Feasibility Study
News | Heart Valve Technology | May 07, 2018

May 7, 2018 — Colibri Heart Valve LLC announced the Colibri...

An 3D echo view of a Neovasc Tiara transcatheter mitral valve. This valve is currently in clinical trials and is ahead of most of the TMVR devices in development.

A 3-D echo view of a Neovasc Tiara transcatheter mitral valve. This valve is currently in clinical trials and is ahead of most of the TMVR devices in development.

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Edwards Lifesciences puchased Valtech to acquire the CardioBand transcatheter annuloplasty system technology. It received market clearance in Europe in April 2018.

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | May 04, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor

May 4, 2018 — Transcatheter...

Edwards Granted CE Mark For First Transcatheter Tricuspid Therapy - Cardioband Tricuspid Valve Reconstruction System
News | Heart Valve Technology | May 01, 2018

May 1, 2018 — Edwards Lifesciences Corp.announced that it received CE Mark for the Edwards Cardioband Tricuspid...

Boston Scientific Prevails in European Patent Dispute With Edwards Lifesciences
News | Heart Valve Technology | April 26, 2018

April 26, 2018 — The European Patent Office (EPO) has revoked Edward Lifesciences’ Corp.’s European patent EP 2,399,...

A CT scan assessment of the femoral access route challenges for a recent Central DuPage Hospital TAVR candidate. This image and the measurements were discussed by the heart team during its weekly meeting to determine if the TAVR delivery catheters could navigate the disease femoral artery and what options might best serve this patient.

A CT scan assessment of the femoral access route challenges for a recent Central DuPage Hospital TAVR candidate. This image and the measurements were discussed by the heart team during its weekly meeting to determine if the TAVR delivery catheters could navigate the disease femoral artery and what options might best serve this patient. 

 

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | April 20, 2018 | Dave Fornell

While there is fear by many about the trend of hospitals consolidating into larger healthcare systems, one advantage...

A transcaval access TAVR procedure, showing a guide wire in the vena cava and a snare located in the aorta to pull the guide wire through.

A transcaval access TAVR procedure, showing a guide wire in the vena cava and a snare located in the aorta to pull the guide wire through.

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An illustration showing the transcaval access cross over point between the venous and arterial systems. 

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | April 19, 2018 | Dave Fornell

Patient selection for who is best suited for a...

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