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 defects (ASDs...
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 in...
News | July 09, 2010
July 9, 2010 – W. L. Gore and Associates announced today that they are confident in the design and anticipated...
News | June 27, 2010
June 28, 2010 – AGA Medical has been denied the right to appeal a decision in a United Kingdom patent case concerning...
News | June 17, 2010
June 17, 2010 – AGA Medical Holdings Inc. this week announced first patient enrollment in the feasibility phase of...
Technology | June 16, 2010
June 16, 2010 – A new surgical device for excluding the left atrial appendage has received clearance from the U.S....
News | March 29, 2010
March 29, 2010 – A lawsuit was settled between Medtronic and AGA Medical Corp. for the alleged infringement of...
News | March 25, 2010
March 25, 2010 – The FDA this week granted permission for a conditional investigational device exemption (IDE) to...
News | October 07, 2009
October 8, 2009 – A five-judge panel in the German Federal Patent Court in Munich upheld the validity of an AGA...
News | September 17, 2009
September 17, 2009 – NMT Medical Inc. said yesterday it will commence data analysis for its landmark STARFlex patent...

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 nonsurgical...
News | July 31, 2009
July 31, 2009 – A United Kingdom court has determined Occlutech GmbH’s products do not infringe on AGA Medical...
News | May 11, 2009
May 11, 2009 - Medtronic Inc. today announced the successful implant of its Cardioblate Closure Left Atrial Appendage...
News | April 10, 2009
April 10, 2009 - NMT Medical Inc. said this week data analysis for its STARFlex device for patent foramen ovale (PFO...
Feature | April 02, 2009
April 2, 2009 - A device implanted in the heart using minimally invasive techniques may replace the most widely...