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.

LivaNova Receives FDA Clearance for Memo 4D Semi-Rigid Mitral Annuloplasty Ring
Technology | Annuloplasty Rings | June 15, 2018

June 15, 2018 — LivaNova PLC announced it received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its...

Henry Ford Hospital First in Michigan to Perform Cardioband Mitral Valve Procedure

An angiography image showing the catheter-based implantation of the Cardioband annuloplasty ring using corkscrew shaped anchors.

News | Heart Valve Technology | June 13, 2018

June 13, 2018 — Henry Ford Hospital is one of 17 U.S. trial sites using a...

The Emboliner Embolic Protection Catheteris designed to capture debris released from the valve and vessel walls during transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures.

The Emboliner Embolic Protection Catheter is designed to capture debris released from the valve and vessel walls during transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures. It allows for the passage of other catheters during TAVR procedures. 

News | Embolic Protection Devices | June 07, 2018

June 7, 2018 — The first clinical cases have been completed where the Emboliner...

Abbott Portico transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) performed well PORTICO I real-world study. #EuroPCR
News | Heart Valve Technology | June 01, 2018

June 1, 2018 –  Use of the Abbott Portico transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) therapy was associated with...

EuroPCR conference live case presentation. PCR late-breaking trials.
Feature | EuroPCR | May 31, 2018

Here are the late-breaking trials and other key study presentations from the 2018 EuroPCR conference. This is the...

Tendyne Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement Device Demonstrates Positive 30-Day Outcomes
News | Heart Valve Technology | May 25, 2018

May 25, 2018 — Abbott announced favorable outcomes from the first 100 patients treated in a...

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...

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