Structural Heart Occluders

This channel includes news and new technology innovations about structural heart occluders. These include information of surgical repair and transcatheter closure of PFO, VSD, ASD and LAA. Devices include the Amplatzer and the Gore Helex

News | Structural Heart Occluders

October 4, 2021 — U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Abbott Amplatzer Talisman PFO Occlusion System ...

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Illustration of the Watchman transcatheter left atrial appendage (LAA) occluder being  deployed into the LAA. FDA is concerned about higher rates of LAA occlusion complications in women compared to men, prompting the FDA to send a letter to providers warning them on possible poor outcomes.
Feature | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders

September 27, 2021 — Compared with men undergoing left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO), women have a significantly ...

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the company's Portico with FlexNav transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) system to treat people with symptomatic, severe aortic stenosis who are at high or extreme risk for open-heart surgery. 
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September 20, 2021 — Abbott announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the company's Portico ...

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News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders

August 31, 2021 — Late-breaking data from a head-to-head clinical trial of the Amulet Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) ...

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News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders

August 16, 2021 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Abbott's Amplatzer Amulet Left Atrial Appendage ...

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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.
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June 28, 2021 — CentraCare, one of the largest health systems in Minnesota, successfully completed the first structural ...

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Videos | Congenital Heart

Tom Jones, M.D., director, cardiac catheterization laboratories, Seattle Children’s Hospital, explains some of the new ...

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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
Feature | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders

May 15, 2021 - Transcatheter left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) with a Boston Scientific Watchman device was ...

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News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders

May 15, 2021 — Patients with an elevated risk of stroke due to heart rhythm problems, or atrial fibrillation (AFib) ...

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Blog | Structural Heart

As a medical technology journalist, a little more than a decade ago I found myself sitting in those late afternoon ...

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News | Structural Heart Occluders

April 20, 2021 — Start-up medical device company atHeart Medical announced it is initiating its U.S. investigational ...

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Videos | Structural Heart

Interview with Scott E. Kasner, M.D., who served as the principle investigator for the Gore Cardioform REDUCE trial, and ...

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The Teleflex Manta large-bore vascular closure device can seal holes between 12 and 25 French.
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While many cardiac and vascular procedures have largely moved to minimally invasive techniques, the size of these ...

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News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders

October 16, 2020 — Positive clinical data from first-in-human studies of the Conformal Medical left atrial appendage ...

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