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 | 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 Occluder. The...
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. Transesophageal echo (TEE).

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 few years ago has enabled a new generation of interventional...
Feature | March 28, 2013
March 28, 2013 — St. Jude Medical announced publication of results from its landmark RESPECT clinical trial in The New...
News | February 13, 2013
February 13, 2013 — St. Jude Medical has issued a Class I recall for its Amplatzer TorqVue FX Delivery System used in...
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 used...
Videos | Stroke | November 09, 2012
The PC Trial data presented at TCT 2012 looked at transcather PFO closure vs. medical therapy in preventing cryptogenic...
Amplatzer Structural Heart Occulder Closure Device RESPECT Clinical Trial
Feature | November 08, 2012
November 8, 2012 — A clinical trial indicates that using an investigational medical device to close a PFO, or “hole in...
Videos | Structural Heart Occluders | November 05, 2012
Positive results from the RESPECT Trial of transcatheter patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure vs. standard medical...
News | November 02, 2012
November 2, 2012 – A clinical trial that compared catheter-based PFO closure using an investigational device found that...
Gore Helex Septal Occcluder REDUCE Clinical Study Cath Lab
News | October 30, 2012
October 30, 2012 — W. L. Gore & Associates responded to initial results reported in St. Jude Medical Inc.’s RESPECT...
Gore Helex Septal Occcluder Clinical Study
News | October 22, 2012
October 22, 2012 — W. L. Gore & Associates announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved...
Feature | October 19, 2012
October 19, 2012 — The 24th Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference, sponsored by the Cardiovascular...