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, 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).

A comparison of the Edwards Pascal (left) and the Abbott MitraClip used for transcatheter mitral and tricuspid valve leaflet repairs. The two companies settled patent litigation regarding the devices today.
News | Structural Heart | July 13, 2020
July 13, 2020 — Edwards Lifesciences Corp. and Abbott Vascular announced the two companies have reached an agreement to...
Three of the most popular cardiovascular technologies to make news in June 2020. Top is the Impella Expandable Cardiac Pump (ECP) that is about to enter U.S. feasibility trials.Bottom left, the Foldax heart valve uses a flexible man-made material for valve leaflets rather than animal pericardium tissue. The hope is this new type of surgical and transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVR) device will enhance longevity of the valve leaflets. Bottom right, the SMT Hydra TAVR valve is the first Indian-made s

Three of the most popular cardiovascular technologies to make the top news in June 2020. Top is the Impella Expandable Cardiac Pump (ECP) that is about to enter U.S. feasibility trials.Bottom left, the Foldax heart valve uses a flexible man-made material for valve leaflets rather than animal pericardium tissue. The hope is this new type of surgical and transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVR) device will enhance longevity of the valve leaflets. Bottom right, the SMT Hydra TAVR valve is the first Indian-made structural heart devices to gain European CE mark approval.

Feature | July 06, 2020
July 6, 2020 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC)...
The U.S. trial for CE-marked CBSO is designed to enroll up to 250 patients in a staged study approach
News | Cardiovascular Clinical Studies | July 01, 2020
July 1, 2020 — CARAG AG announced receiving U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Investigational Device Exemption (...
The Foldax Tria surgical valve reimagines the heart valve by incorporating a new, proprietary biopolymer, what the vendor calls LifePolymer, with an innovative valve design intended to eliminate calcification, withstand stresses and strains without failure, and restore patient quality of life without lifelong use of anticoagulants. Tria is also the first heart valve to be robotically manufactured, reducing variability, enabling high precision, repeatability and better quality control.
News | Heart Valve Technology | June 23, 2020
June 23, 2020 – Heart valve start-up Foldax is looking to reinventing several aspects of the prosthetic heart valve,...
SMT Enters Structural Heart Market With Acquisition of Vascular Concepts. The company's Hydra TAVR (TAVI) valve gained European CE mark clearance in June 2020.
News | Heart Valve Technology | June 19, 2020
June 19, 2020 — SMT (Sahajanand Medical Technologies Pvt. Ltd) said it acquired of the structural heart medical device...
Videos | Heart Valve Technology | June 10, 2020
Jay Mohan, D.O., RPVI, interventional cardiology fellow at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan, created this...
SMT (Sahajanand Medical Technology Private Ltd.), a leading medical device company of India focused on cardiology, announced it Hydra transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) device received European CE mark approval. It is indicated for the treatment of patients diagnosed with aortic stenosis. #SMT #HYDRA #TAVR

The self-expanding SMT Hydra transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) device.

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | June 09, 2020
June 9, 2020 — SMT (Sahajanand Medical Technology Private Ltd.), a leading medical device company in India focused on...
News | Heart Valve Technology | June 08, 2020
June 8, 2020 — Edwards Lifesciences Corp. announced Chinese regulatory approval for the Edwards Sapien 3 transcatheter...
Neovasc Files CE Mark for Tiara TA Transapical Mitral Valve Replacement System. TMVR
News | Structural Heart | May 29, 2020
May 29, 2020 — Neovasc Inc., developer of a minimally invasive transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR)...
Videos | HRS | May 22, 2020
Interview with Andrew D. Krahn, M.D., FHRS, head of the division of cardiology at St. Paul’s Hospital, and professor of...
Left, the Melody pulmonary valve was the first transcatheter valve to be approved by the FDA in the United States a decade ago. Right, the Harmony transcatheter valve is in trials and is designed to treat patients with RVOT anomalies who develop severe PR typically when a pervious repair fails. Both valves are used to treat congenital heart defects. #SCAI #SCAI2020

Left, the Melody pulmonary valve was the first transcatheter valve to be approved by the FDA in the United States a decade ago. Right, the Harmony transcatheter valve is in trials and is designed to treat patients with RVOT anomalies who develop severe PR typically when a pervious repair fails. Both valves are used to treat congenital heart defects.

News | Congenital Heart | May 21, 2020
May 21, 2020 — Two late-breaking clinical trials on trans catheter valves to treat congenital heart disease were...
Edwards Lifesciences Pascal Tricuspid Valve Transcatheter Repair System Approved in Europe
News | Heart Valve Technology | May 18, 2020
May 18, 2020 — The Edwards Lifesciences Corp. Pascal tricuspid transcatheter valve repair (TTVR) system received...
PINNACLE FLX Study of New Watchman FLX LAA Occluder Meets Safety and Efficacy Endpoints. #Heartrhythm2020 #HRS20 #HRS2020
News | Atrial Fibrillation | May 08, 2020
May 8, 2020 — Positive 12-month results were announced today from the PINNACLE FLX clinical trial assessing the safety...
SCAI Issues Position Statement on Adult Congenital Cardiac Interventional Training, Competencies and Organizational Recommendations. A congenital atrial septal defect closed using a transcatheter occluder, visualized on 3-D TEE ultrasound.

A congenital atrial septal defect closed using a transcatheter occluder, visualized on 3-D TEE ultrasound.

News | Congenital Heart | May 04, 2020
May 4, 2020 – The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) has released a position statement on...
Key TAVR Takeaways From ACC 2020
Feature | Heart Valve Technology | April 20, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Some U.S. centers need improvement in their outcomes was the biggest takeaway from the five transcatheter aortic valve...