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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, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR), transcatheter tricuspid valve replacement (TTVR), left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion, heart failure interventional device therapies, and closing holes in the heart using, including occlusion of atrial septal defects (ASDs), ventricular septal defects (VSDs) and patent foramen ovales (PFOs).

Schematic illustration of a pre-vascularized stem cell patch having multiple stem cell-laden bio-inks to encorage heart cell regrowth at infarct areas. With permission from Elsevier. Read the original article.Jinah Jang, Reprinted from Biomaterials, Vol 112, Jinah Jang et al., 3D printed complex tissue construct using stem cell-laden decellularized extracellular matrix bioinks for cardiac repair, Pages 264-274, Copyright (2017),

Schematic illustration of a pre-vascularized stem cell patch having multiple stem cell-laden bio-inks to encorage heart cell regrowth at infarct areas. With permission from Elsevier. Read the original

News | Medical 3-D Printing | July 27, 2021
July 27, 2021 -- Cardiovascular diseases account for 32% of global deaths. Myocardial infarction, or heart attacks,...
Leveraging Vivasure Medical’s PerQseal vascular closure device technology, PerQseal Blue consists of an intravascular patch designed to seal the vessel from the inside, returning the vein to its natural state after it dissolves over time, so no foreign bodies are left behind.

Leveraging Vivasure Medical’s PerQseal vascular closure device technology, PerQseal Blue consists of an intravascular patch designed to seal the vessel from the inside, returning the vein to its natural state after it dissolves over time, so no foreign bodies are left behind.
 

News | Vascular Closure Devices | July 15, 2021
July 15, 2021 — Vivasure Medical announced its development program for PerQseal Blue, a sutureless and fully...
Videos | Structural Heart | July 14, 2021
Doctor Andreas Ruck, interventional cardiologist and head of the mitral/tricuspid program, Karolinska University...
ast End Medical announced it received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for the company's SafeCross Transseptal Radiofrequency (RF) Puncture and Steerable Balloon Introducer System. The 3-in-1 system, which includes a steerable introducer sheath with an ultra-visible positioning balloon and radiofrequency (RF) puncture dilator, aims to provide a predictable and safe solution for electrophysiology (EP) and structural heart interventions requiring left atrial access.
News | Cath Lab | July 14, 2021
July 13, 2021 — East End Medical announced it received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for the...
The Xeltis synthetic polymer restorative pulmonary valve is implanted surgically and acts as a scaffold for the patient's own cells to proliferate. The valve and conduit then bioresorbs over time, leaving behind a new valve made from the patient's own cells. The hope is this will reduce or eliminate the need for numerous repeat surgeries as a pediatric patient grows.

The Xeltis synthetic polymer restorative pulmonary valve is implanted surgically and acts as a scaffold for the patient's own cells to proliferate. The valve and conduit then bioresorbs over time, leaving behind a new valve made from the patient's own cells. The hope is this will reduce or eliminate the need for numerous repeat surgeries as a pediatric patient grows.

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | July 08, 2021
July 8, 2021 – Xeltis announced it started the first pivotal trial for a synthetic polymer restorative pulmonary valve...
The balloon inflation to deploy an Edwards Lifesciences Sapien 3 TAVR valve in a failed surgical tricuspid valve. This valve-in-valve (VIV) procedures was performed at Beaumont in a 34-year-old female patient who was determined to be too high of a surgical risk for SAVR.

The balloon inflation to deploy an Edwards Lifesciences Sapien 3 TAVR valve in a failed surgical tricuspid valve. This valve-in-valve (VIV) procedures was performed at Beaumont in a 34-year-old female patient who was determined to be too high of a surgical risk for a second surgical valve replacement.

News | Structural Heart | June 29, 2021
June 29, 2021 – Cardiologists at Beaumont Health successfully replaced a 34-year-old woman’s tricuspid valve in a rare...
CentraCare completed the first structural heart procedure in the world guided by a new 4-D hologram technology developed by EchoPixel. The augmented reality technology aims to reduce reduce procedure time, improve accuracy of the procedure, and reduce risk of complications.

CentraCare completed the first structural heart procedure in the world guided by a new 4-D hologram technology developed by EchoPixel. The augmented reality technology aims to reduce reduce procedure time, improve accuracy of the procedure, and reduce risk of complications.

Feature | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 28, 2021
June 28, 2021 — CentraCare, one of the largest health systems in Minnesota, successfully completed the first structural...
Boston Scientific Makes a Comeback With Positive Clinical Data With its Second Iteration Acurate neo2 TAVR Valve
Blog | Structural Heart | June 08, 2021
It is brutal and very expensive to bring a new transcatheter valve to market. Boston Scientific invested vast amounts...
The 30-day outcomes from the TRISCEND study of the transfemoral Evoque tricuspid valve replacement system demonstrated technical feasibility and an acceptable safety profile, along with improvements in tricuspid regurgitation (TR) and symptoms in patients with clinically significant TR.

The 30-day outcomes from the TRISCEND study of the transfemoral Evoque tricuspid valve replacement system demonstrated technical feasibility and an acceptable safety profile, along with improvements in tricuspid regurgitation (TR) and symptoms in patients with clinically significant TR.

News | Structural Heart | June 07, 2021
June 7, 2021 — Edwards Lifesciences recently announced that clinical results from the company's transcatheter mitral...
The HLT, Bracco, Meridian II TAVR Valve System.
Feature | Structural Heart | June 02, 2021 | Dave Fornell, Editor
June 2, 2021 — The startup company HLT is a part of the Bracco Group, which is developing a new transcatheter aortic...
The LivaNova Percelval sutureless aortic valve and Solo Smart surgical aortic valve are part of heart valve portfolio the company sold off June 1 to Gyrus Capital and Corcym..

The LivaNova Percelval sutureless aortic valve and Solo Smart surgical aortic valve are part of heart valve portfolio the company sold off June 1.

News | Heart Valve Technology | June 02, 2021
June 2, 2021 – LivaNova announced June 1 it successfully completed the initial closing of the divestiture of its heart...
Videos | Congenital Heart | May 26, 2021
Tom Jones, M.D., director, cardiac catheterization laboratories, Seattle Children’s Hospital, explains some of the new...
The Acurate neo2 TAVR valve design enhancements include a 60% larger outer sealing skirt to conform to challenging anatomies. This has minimized paravalvular leaks and imporved clinical outcomes compared to the previous-generation Acurate neo Aortic Valve System. #EuroPCR #EuroPCR21 #EuroPCR2021

The Acurate neo2 TAVR valve design enhancements include a 60% larger outer sealing skirt to conform to challenging anatomies. This has minimized paravalvular leaks and imporved clinical outcomes compared to the previous-generation Acurate neo Aortic Valve System.

Feature | Structural Heart | May 26, 2021
May 26, 2021 — Data presented at hotline and late-breaking trial sessions at the EuroPCR 2021 congress for the updated...
The Boston Scientific Watchman device have performed better than expected in real-world patients outside of trials since it was introduced in 2015, according to data from the NCDR LAAO Registry. #ACC21 #ACC2021 #LAA #Watchman

The Boston Scientific Watchman device have performed better than expected in real-world patients outside of trials since it was introduced in 2015, according to data from the NCDR LAAO Registry.

Feature | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | May 16, 2021
May 15, 2021 - Transcatheter left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) with a Boston Scientific Watchman device was...
In the LAAOS III trial, surgeons could seal off the LAA during the open heart procedure using sutures, staples or approved closure devices. The image shows a SentraHeart lasso type LAA occluder about to seal off the LAA from the outside of the heart.  #ACC21 #ACC2021

In the LAAOS III trial, surgeons could seal off the LAA during the open heart procedure using sutures, staples or approved closure devices. The image shows a SentraHeart lasso type LAA occluder about to seal off the LAA from the outside of the heart. 

News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | May 15, 2021
May 15, 2021 — Patients with an elevated risk of stroke due to heart rhythm problems, or atrial fibrillation (AFib),...