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 | 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-...

Gore Helex Septal Occluder Infringement Suit Ruiling AGA Medical Corp.
News | August 07, 2013

August 7, 2013 — W. L. Gore & Associates announced a favorable ruling involving the Gore Helex Septal...

Philips introduced CX50 xMatrix architecture designed to support advanced fluoro integration with the EchoNavigator system. It aligns TEE views with live fluoroscopy to enhance navigation in complex structural heart procedures.

Feature | May 14, 2013 | Dave Fornell

The development of 3-D transesophageal echo (TEE) just a...

Feature | March 28, 2013

March 28, 2013 — St. Jude Medical announced publication of results from its landmark...

News | February 13, 2013

February 13, 2013 — St. Jude Medical has issued a Class I recall for its Amplatzer TorqVue FX Delivery System used...

Videos | Structural Heart | February 06, 2013

This short cine loop shows a 3-D/4-D transesophegeal echo (TEE) view of a transcatheter Amplatzer closure device...

Videos | Stroke | November 09, 2012

The PC Trial data presented at TCT 2012 looked at transcather PFO closure vs. medical therapy in preventing...

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