Structural Heart

This structural heart channel includes news, videos, podcasts and other content related to diagnosis and treatment of structural heart disease. Topics covered include heart valve repair and replacement, left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion, heart failure interventional device therapies, and occlusion of atrial septal defects (ASDs), ventricular septal defects (VSDs) and patent foramen ovales (PFOs).

The American Heart Association, AHA, 2019 meeting late breaking trials and key studies on cardiovascular science.
Feature | AHA | November 15, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

November 15, 2019 — Here is a list of the key late-breaking clinical study presentations at the 2019...

One of the cardiology technologies in the list of top advances in 2019 is Medtronic’s Tyrx Absorbable Antibacterial Envelope using to enclose cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs). It reduced the risk of major infection by 40 percent, and pocket infection by 61 percent, based on data presented at ACC 2019.

One of the cardiology technologies in the list of top advances in 2019 is Medtronic’s Tyrx Absorbable Antibacterial Envelope using to enclose cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs). It reduced the risk of major infection by 40 percent, and pocket infection by 61 percent, based on data presented at ACC 2019.

News | November 06, 2019

November 6, 2019 — Cleveland Clinic announced the Top 10...

Edwards Sapien 3 TAVI Granted European Approval to Treat Low-risk Patients. TAVR cleared for low risk patients in Europe
Feature | November 06, 2019

November 6, 2019 — Edwards Lifesciences announced it received European CE mark to expand use of the Edwards Sapien 3...

The first all-women panel discussion on structrual heart cases was held at TCT 2019. Rebecca Hahn, M.D., foreground, was the co-organizer of the Women in Structural Heart (WISH) evening session.

The first all-women panel discussion on structrual heart cases was held at TCT 2019. Rebecca Hahn, M.D., foreground, was the co-organizer of the Women in Structural Heart (WISH) evening session.

Blog | Structural Heart | November 04, 2019

My observation over the 13 years covering cardiology is that it is a heavily male-dominated field. This is more...

EchoPixel showed technology at TCT 2019 that creates live holograms in the cath lab from 3-D TEE imaging. It projects the holograms on a special display screen that does not require the user to wear 3-D glasses. The interventional cardiologist can use hand movements and a foot switch to move the image around without breaking the sterile field. It offers a new way to visualize catheters, device positioning and deployment for structural heart procedures. #TCT2019 #TCT #TCT19

EchoPixel showed technology at TCT 2019 that creates live holograms in the cath lab from 3-D TEE imaging. It projects the holograms on a special display screen that does not require the user to wear 3-D glasses. The interventional cardiologist can use hand movements and a foot switch to move the image around without breaking the sterile field. It offers a new way to visualize catheters, device positioning and deployment in structural heart procedures. 

Feature | TCT | November 04, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

The latest in interventional cardiology clinical data and new device technologies were highlighted at the annual...

Former National Football League (NFL) player Ed White (left) needed a new aortic heart valve but decided to wait several months for the FDA to approve TACR for low-risk patients so he would not have to undergo open heart surgery. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders received two stents after he was hospitalized with chest pain was hospitalized with chest pain on Oct. 1 in Las Vegas. The event brought PCI to the forefront of national news in October.

Former National Football League (NFL) player Ed White (left) needed a new aortic heart valve, but decided to wait several months for the FDA to approve TAVR for low-risk patients so he would not have to undergo open heart surgery. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders received two stents after he was hospitalized with chest pain was hospitalized with chest pain on Oct. 1 in Las Vegas. The event brought PCI to the forefront of national news in October. 

Feature | November 01, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

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

 Retired National Football League (NFL) star Ed White, the former Chargers guard and four-time Pro Bowler, waited until the FDA approved TAVR for low-risk patients like himself to avoid open-heart surgery.

Retired National Football League (NFL) star Ed White, the former Chargers guard and four-time Pro Bowler, waited until the FDA approved TAVR for low-risk patients like himself to avoid open-heart surgery.

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | October 29, 2019

October 29, 2019 — When Scripps cardiologists discovered early in 2019 that retired National Football League (NFL)...

The Gore Cardioform ASD Occluder received European CE mark clearance in early October. The device offers a percutaneous, transcatheter closure option for the ostium secundum atrial septal defects (ASDs).
News | October 28, 2019

October 28, 2019 — The Gore Cardioform ASD Occluder received European CE mark clearance in early October. The device...

TCT 2019 Late-breaking Presentations in the main arena. The top interventional cardiology studies of 2019. #TCT #TCT19 #TCT2019
Feature | TCT | October 11, 2019

October 10, 2019 — Here are the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) 12 late-breaking trials and 16 late-...

A Sapien 3 TAVR valve in position as seen under GE Assist guidance on angiography. Study Finds Sustained Benefit for TAVR vs. SAVR at One Year. #TCT2019 #TCT19

A Sapien 3 TAVR valve in position as seen under GE Assist guidance on angiography.

News | Heart Valve Technology | October 04, 2019

October 4, 2019 – A new analysis of the PARTNER 3 Trial data found a modest, but significant, improvement in one-...

The COAPT Economic Analysis sub-study found it is cost effective to treat heart failure patients who have severe secondary mitral regurgitation with MitraClip to reduce their MR symptoms. #TMVR #TCT2019 #TCT19

The COAPT Economic Analysis sub-study found it is cost effective to treat heart failure patients who have severe secondary mitral regurgitation with MitraClip to reduce their MR symptoms.

News | Heart Failure | October 04, 2019

October 4, 2019 – Results of a new economic analysis of the COAPT Trial data found that transcatheter mitral valve...

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