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

NMT Medicals BioStar bioabsorbable occluder, several months after implantation.

Feature | July 20, 2010 | Dave Fornell

In addition to the FDA-cleared Gore Helex and the AGA Amplatzer transcatheter devices for atrial septal...

The Amplatzer transcatheter occluder can help seal holes in heart.

The nitinol wire frame of the AGA Amplatzer ASD Occluder allows structural support to seal larger holes in the heart. Photo courtesy AGA Medical Corp.

Feature | Structural Heart Occluders | July 20, 2010 | Dave Fornell

(This article was updated with new information in June 2016)  Transcatheter structural heart repair devices deployed...

News | July 09, 2010

July 9, 2010 – W. L. Gore and Associates announced today that they are confident in the design and...

News | June 27, 2010

June 28, 2010 – AGA Medical has been denied the right to appeal a decision in a United Kingdom patent case...

News | June 17, 2010

June 17, 2010 – AGA Medical Holdings Inc. this week announced first patient enrollment in the feasibility...

Technology | June 16, 2010

June 16, 2010 – A new surgical device for excluding the left atrial appendage has received clearance from...

News | March 29, 2010

March 29, 2010 – A lawsuit was settled between Medtronic and AGA Medical Corp. for the alleged infringement...

News | March 25, 2010

March 25, 2010 – The FDA this week granted permission for a conditional investigational device exemption (...

News | October 07, 2009

October 8, 2009 – A five-judge panel in the German Federal Patent Court in Munich upheld the validity of an...

News | September 17, 2009

September 17, 2009 – NMT Medical Inc. said yesterday it will commence data analysis for its landmark...

LARIAT Suture Delivery Device

News | August 23, 2009

August 24, 2009 – Physicians at The Mount Sinai Medical Center were the first in the country to perform a...

News | July 31, 2009

July 31, 2009 – A United Kingdom court has determined Occlutech GmbH’s products do not infringe on AGA...

News | May 11, 2009

May 11, 2009 - Medtronic Inc. today announced the successful implant of its Cardioblate Closure Left Atrial...

News | April 10, 2009

April 10, 2009 - NMT Medical Inc. said this week data analysis for its STARFlex device for patent foramen...

Feature | April 02, 2009

April 2, 2009 - A device implanted in the heart using minimally invasive techniques may replace the most...

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