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).

A sample of the transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) devices in development or clinical trials.

A sample of the transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) devices in development or clinical trials.

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | November 27, 2019 | Saipriya Iyer
The overwhelming success story for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) moving from a science project to...
A key slide from the TRILUMINATE study one-year results showing the improvement in tricuspid regurgitation from basement with treatment using the transcatheter TriClip device.

A key slide from the TRILUMINATE study one-year results showing the improvement in tricuspid regurgitation from basement with treatment using the transcatheter TriClip device.

News | Heart Valve Technology | November 26, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
November 26, 2019 — The preliminary one-year results of the TRILUMINATE Pivotal Study for Abbott's TriClip device, a...
The American Heart Association, AHA, 2019 meeting late breaking trials and key studies on cardiovascular science.
Feature | AHA | November 19, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
November 19, 2019 — Here is a list of the key late-breaking clinical study presentations and links to the results at...
One of the cardiology technologies in the list of top advances in 2019 is Medtronic’s Tyrx Absorbable Antibacterial Envelope using to enclose cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs). It reduced the risk of major infection by 40 percent, and pocket infection by 61 percent, based on data presented at ACC 2019.

One of the cardiology technologies in the list of top advances in 2019 is Medtronic’s Tyrx Absorbable Antibacterial Envelope using to enclose cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs). It reduced the risk of major infection by 40 percent, and pocket infection by 61 percent, based on data presented at ACC 2019.

News | November 06, 2019
November 6, 2019 — Cleveland Clinic announced the Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2020 at a multimedia presentation last...
Edwards Sapien 3 TAVI Granted European Approval to Treat Low-risk Patients. TAVR cleared for low risk patients in Europe
Feature | November 06, 2019
November 6, 2019 — Edwards Lifesciences announced it received European CE mark to expand use of the Edwards Sapien 3...
The first all-women panel discussion on structrual heart cases was held at TCT 2019. Rebecca Hahn, M.D., foreground, was the co-organizer of the Women in Structural Heart (WISH) evening session.

The first all-women panel discussion on structrual heart cases was held at TCT 2019. Rebecca Hahn, M.D., foreground, was the co-organizer of the Women in Structural Heart (WISH) evening session.

Blog | Structural Heart | November 04, 2019
My observation over the 13 years covering cardiology is that it is a heavily male-dominated field. This is more...
EchoPixel showed technology at TCT 2019 that creates live holograms in the cath lab from 3-D TEE imaging. It projects the holograms on a special display screen that does not require the user to wear 3-D glasses. The interventional cardiologist can use hand movements and a foot switch to move the image around without breaking the sterile field. It offers a new way to visualize catheters, device positioning and deployment for structural heart procedures. #TCT2019 #TCT #TCT19

EchoPixel showed technology at TCT 2019 that creates live holograms in the cath lab from 3-D TEE imaging. It projects the holograms on a special display screen that does not require the user to wear 3-D glasses. The interventional cardiologist can use hand movements and a foot switch to move the image around without breaking the sterile field. It offers a new way to visualize catheters, device positioning and deployment in structural heart procedures. (Photos by Dave Fornell)

Feature | TCT | November 04, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
The latest in interventional cardiology clinical data and new device technologies were highlighted at the annual...
Former National Football League (NFL) player Ed White (left) needed a new aortic heart valve but decided to wait several months for the FDA to approve TACR for low-risk patients so he would not have to undergo open heart surgery. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders received two stents after he was hospitalized with chest pain was hospitalized with chest pain on Oct. 1 in Las Vegas. The event brought PCI to the forefront of national news in October.

Former National Football League (NFL) player Ed White (left) needed a new aortic heart valve, but decided to wait several months for the FDA to approve TAVR for low-risk patients so he would not have to undergo open heart surgery. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders received two stents after he was hospitalized with chest pain was hospitalized with chest pain on Oct. 1 in Las Vegas. The event brought PCI to the forefront of national news in October. 

Feature | November 01, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
November 1, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC)...
 Retired National Football League (NFL) star Ed White, the former Chargers guard and four-time Pro Bowler, waited until the FDA approved TAVR for low-risk patients like himself to avoid open-heart surgery.

Retired National Football League (NFL) star Ed White, the former Chargers guard and four-time Pro Bowler, waited until the FDA approved TAVR for low-risk patients like himself to avoid open-heart surgery.

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | October 29, 2019
October 29, 2019 — When Scripps cardiologists discovered early in 2019 that retired National Football League (NFL)...
The Gore Cardioform ASD Occluder received European CE mark clearance in early October. The device offers a percutaneous, transcatheter closure option for the ostium secundum atrial septal defects (ASDs).
News | October 28, 2019
October 28, 2019 — The Gore Cardioform ASD Occluder received European CE mark clearance in early October. The device...
Videos | Vascular Closure Devices | October 17, 2019
Ashish Pershad, M.D., chief of interventional cardiology, Banner University Medical Center, Phoenix, explains the trend...
Videos | Structural Heart | October 16, 2019
Vivian Ng, M.D., assistant professor of medicine and an interventional cardiologist at the NewYork-Presbyterian/...
TCT 2019 Late-breaking Presentations in the main arena. The top interventional cardiology studies of 2019. #TCT #TCT19 #TCT2019
Feature | TCT | October 11, 2019
October 10, 2019 — Here are the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) 12 late-breaking trials and 16 late-breaking...
Videos | Heart Valve Technology | October 09, 2019
Torsten Vahl, M.D., director of experimental and translational research, Structural Heart and Valve Center and at the...
Videos | TCT | October 04, 2019
Chandan Devireddy, M.D., offers insights about what he saw as the top take aways from the 2019 Transcatheter...