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

Videos | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | October 01, 2018
Ashish Pershad, M.D., medical director, structural heart program, Banner University Medical Heart Institute, Phoenix,...
Videos | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 28, 2018
This is a demonstration of the the Philips TrueVue photo-realistic rendering and lighting source technology. This...
FDA Approves Gore Cardioform Septal Occluder for PFO Closure Prevent Recurrent Ischemic Stroke
Technology | Structural Heart Occluders | April 03, 2018
April 3, 2018 — Following the unprecedented Gore REDUCE Clinical Study conclusion that closure of patent foramen ovale...
A patient who received HeartMate III LVAD system at ACC.18. The HeartMate 3 was the topic of of the the key late-breaking trials at #ACC18

A patient who received the HeartMate III LVAD system showing off his external battery pack. He served as a patient ambassador in the Abbott booth at ACC.18. The HeartMate III, with its magnetic levitated pump, showed a big reduction in clotting over previous LVADs in a key late-breaking trial at this year's conference.

Feature | ACC | March 27, 2018 | Dave Fornell
There were several notable presentations of new data on cardiovascular technologies at the recent 2018 American College...
Trial Bolsters Evidence in Favor of Closing Hole in Heart After Stroke
News | ACC | March 20, 2018
March 20, 2018 — Among people with a type of hole in the heart, known as patent foramen ovale (PFO), those who received...
Videos | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | November 14, 2017
Vivek Reddy, M.D., director of cardiac arrhythmia services and professor of medicine, cardiology, Mount Sinai Hospital...
Videos | Structural Heart Occluders | November 08, 2017
John Rhodes, M.D., co-director of the adult congenital heart program, Medical University of South Carolina, is the...
The Watchman LAA occluder PREVAIL Trial 5-year results were presented at the 2017 TCT meeting.
Feature | Atrial Fibrillation | November 02, 2017
November 2, 2017 – Five-year results from the PREVAIL Trial comparing left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) with the...
Videos | Structural Heart Occluders | September 13, 2017
Ziyad Hijazi, M.D., MPH, MSCAI, FACC, director of the cardiac program and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at...
LAA closure during open heart surgery in the LAACS Study showed better outcomes for all patients.

LAA closure during open heart surgery in the LAACS Study showed better outcomes for all patients.

Feature | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | September 07, 2017
September 7, 2017 — Closure of the left atrial appendage (LAA) during heart surgery protects the brain, according to...
Abbott Initiates U.S. Pivotal Study of Amplatzer Device for Patent Ductus Arteriosus
News | Congenital Heart | September 05, 2017
September 5, 2017 — Abbott announced it has initiated a U.S. pivotal clinical study evaluating the safety and...
Data was positive from the Watchman Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Device from the EWOLUTION registry
News | Atrial Fibrillation | May 30, 2017
May 30, 2017 — Data was positive for safety and efficacy rates of the Watchman Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC)...
atricure atriclip, LAA occlusion, acc17

The AtriCure Atriclip surgical LAA occlusion device. It loops over the LAA on the outside of the heart and clips it off from the rest of the heart to prevent the formation of clots.

Feature | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | March 29, 2017
March 29, 2017 — For patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib), closing the area of the heart known as the left atrial...
Dee Dee Wang, Henry Ford Hospital, 3D printing for cardiology, 3-D

Dr. Dee Dee Wang with part of Henry Ford Hospital's collection of 3-D printed hearts used for education and to preplan structural heart procedures.

Feature | Medical 3-D Printing | March 03, 2017
March 3, 2017 — A Henry Ford Hospital study found a 100 percent success rate in left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion...
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Amplatzer PFO Occluder, first implementation
News | Structural Heart Occluders | February 15, 2017
February 15, 2017 — Doctors at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have implemented the first U.S. Food and Drug...