Structural Heart

This structural heart channel includes news, videos, podcasts and other content related to diagnosis and treatment of structural heart disease. Topics covered include heart valve repair and replacement, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR), transcatheter tricuspid valve replacement (TTVR), left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion, heart failure interventional device therapies, and closing holes in the heart using, including occlusion of atrial septal defects (ASDs), ventricular septal defects (VSDs) and patent foramen ovales (PFOs).

Videos | Heart Failure | June 28, 2019
Federico Asch, M.D., FASE, director of cardiac imaging research and director of the cardiovascular imaging lab, MedStar...
Videos | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 27, 2019
Judy Hung, M.D., director of echocardiography, Division of Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, explains...
CMS Finalizes Updates to Coverage Policy for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
Feature | Heart Valve Technology | June 24, 2019
June 24, 2019 — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently finalized its decision to update the...
Videos | Atrial Fibrillation | June 21, 2019
Sanjaya Gupta, M.D., electrophysiologist, St. Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, and assistant professor, University...
New Alliance Announced Between Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics and VEITHsymposium
News | Cath Lab | June 20, 2019
June 20, 2019 – VEITHsymposium and the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) announced an alliance between...
Materialise Receives FDA Clearance for Cardiovascular Planning Software Suite
Technology | Advanced Visualization | June 13, 2019
June 13, 2019 — Three-dimensional (3-D) printing software and solutions company Materialise has received U.S. Food and...
Boston Scientific Initiates OPTION Trial of Watchman FLX
News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | June 12, 2019
June 12, 2019 — Boston Scientific Corp. has initiated the OPTION trial to compare safety and effectiveness of the next-...
Abbott Tricuspid Valve Repair System Reduces Tricuspid Regurgitation at 30 Days
News | Heart Valve Technology | June 11, 2019
June 11, 2019 — Abbott recently announced positive late-breaking data from its TRILUMINATE study of the company's...
Gore Cardioform ASD Occluder Receives FDA Approval
Technology | Structural Heart Occluders | June 10, 2019
June 10, 2019 – W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) premarket...
DSM and SAT Partnering to Develop Next-Generation, Cost-Effective Heart Valve
News | Heart Valve Technology | June 04, 2019
June 4, 2019 — Royal DSM recently announced a collaboration with Strait Access Technologies (SAT), to develop the world...

The MitraClip is one example of a transcatheter mitral valve repair or replacement (TMVR) device used in the structural heart repair program at Henry Ford Hospital.

Podcast | Heart Valve Technology | May 31, 2019
Marvin Eng, M.D., structural fellowship director at Henry Ford Health System, and William O'Neill, M.D., director of...

William O'Neill, M.D., and Adam Greenbaum, M.D., perform a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure in the cath lab at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

Podcast | Structural Heart | May 31, 2019
A discussion with William O’Neill, M.D., director of the Henry Ford structural heart program, Ruth Fisher, MBA, vice...
Using the terms plumber, electrician, carpenter are easy for most patients to understand when explaining the rolls of specialists in complex cardiology procedures. In this image, interventional cardiologist "plumbers" and a cardiac surgeon "carpenter" work as part of the a structural heart team at Henry Ford Hospital while guiding the device using live echo images from the "video guy."

Using the terms plumber, electrician and carpenter are easy ways for most patients to understand when explaining the roles of specialists in complex cardiology procedures. In this image, interventional cardiologist "plumbers" and a cardiac surgeon "carpenter" work as part of the a structural heart team at Henry Ford Hospital while guiding the device using live echo images from the "video guy." 

Blog | May 28, 2019
Physicians use many strategies to better interface with patients and their families to try and explain in non-physician...
Illustration showing the catheter steps for the LAMPOON procedure designed to prevent left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction . From Dr. Jaffar M. Khan and the Laboratory of Cardiovascular Intervention, led by Dr. Robert J. Lederman.

Figure 1: Illustration showing the catheter steps for the LAMPOON procedure. From Dr. Jaffar M. Khan and the Laboratory of Cardiovascular Intervention, led by Dr. Robert J. Lederman.

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | May 22, 2019
Researchers at the National, Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH...
Edwards Announces Research Milestones for Pascal Transcatheter Mitral Valve Program
News | Heart Valve Technology | May 22, 2019
May 22, 2019 — Edwards Lifesciences Corp. announced strategic clinical and regulatory milestones for its Edwards Pascal...