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 | TCT | November 05, 2015

DAIC Editor Dave Fornell offers his choices for the most innovative new interventional cardiovascular technologies...

RESPECT trial, long-term study results, TCT 2015, PFO closure, recurrent cryptogenic stroke

Image courtesy of GE Healthcare

Feature | Stroke | October 16, 2015

October 16, 2015 — Long-term study results from the RESPECT trial found that closing a patent foramen ovale (PFO)...

News | Cath Lab | August 26, 2015

August 26, 2014 — The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) announced the late-breaking trials and first report...

Videos | Structural Heart | June 26, 2015

Interview with Steve Goldstein, M.D., director, noninvasive lab, Medstar Washington Heart Institute, Washington, D.C...

Videos | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 17, 2015

Role of Interventional Echcardiography in Transcatheter Structural Heart Procedures — Rebecca Hahn, M.D., Columbia...

Videos | Structural Heart | June 17, 2015

Interview with Ted Feldman, M.D., FACC, MSCAI, FESC, cardiac cath lab director, Evanston Hospital, North Shore...

Videos | Structural Heart | June 17, 2015

Interview with Charanjit Rihal, M.D., chief of cardiology and professor of medicine, Mayo Clinic, at the...

Watchman, LAA, left atrial appendage

The Watchman LAA occluder being implanted in the left atrial appendage via a delivery catheter through a transseptal puncture.

Feature | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | April 30, 2015 | Dave Fornell

The long-awaited U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the first transcatheter left atrial appendage (...

Boston Scientific, Watchman LAA device, FDA approval
Technology | March 16, 2015

March 16, 2015 — Boston Scientific Corp. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the...

News | October 13, 2014

October 13, 2014 — After reviewing updated data and analysis for the Boston Scientific Watchman...

News | August 01, 2014

August 1, 2014 — Occlutech announced that it has successfully obtained a ruling by the U.K. Patents Court in the...

ACC, iPad cardiology apps
Feature | January 03, 2014 | Dave Fornell
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News | December 04, 2013
December 4, 2013 — Sidra Medical and Research Center, a specialty women's and children's hospital in Qatar, announced...
Amplatzer, St. Jude Medical, ASD closure

The Amplatzer ASD closure device is passed through a septal defect and is deployed as show. It has two nitinol mesh sections which grasp septal wall on either side of the defect.

Feature | October 18, 2013 | Dave Fornell
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning this week about safety issues encountered with the St....
PFM Medical
Technology | August 30, 2013

August 30, 2013 — PFM Medical received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) premarket approval (PMA) for its Nit-...

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