Structural Heart

Edwards Intuity Elite sutureless aortic valve, first implants in Connecticut, WCHN, Western Connecticut Health Network
News | Cardiovascular Surgery | February 16, 2017

February 16, 2017 — Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) cardiothoracic surgeons Cary Passik, M.D., and Robert...

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Amplatzer PFO Occluder, first implementation
News | Structural Heart Occluders | February 15, 2017

February 15, 2017 — Doctors at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have implemented the first U.S. Food and Drug...

heart team, hybird OR, structural heart team

The heart team approach was first used on a large scale in the CoreValve and Sapien TAVR trials and helped lead to excellent outcomes in high-risk patients.

Feature | Hybrid OR | February 15, 2017 | Dave Fornell

In the current era of healthcare reform and the push toward evidence-based medicine to both lower costs and improve...

 Intra-atrial shunt device (IASD) to lower left atrial pressure by creating a small left atrial to right atrial shunt.  Abraham said these devices are in early stage development with small studies to show proof of concept and demonstrate safety.

The Corvia Intra-atrial shunt device (IASD) lowers left atrial pressure by creating a small left atrial to right atrial shunt. Preliminary clinical studies have shown promise for these types of devices to improve HFpEF patient outcomes.

Feature | Heart Failure | February 10, 2017 | Dave Fornell

In the past few years there have been a number of device therapies developed to treat heart failure (HF). This is...

Videos | Heart Failure | February 06, 2017

This video demonstrates how to implant the Revivent TC System to reduce the volume of the left ventricle (LV) in...

Amplatzer PFO Occluder, St. Jude Medical, Baylor Heart and Vascular Services, Fort Worth, Texas, first patients
News | Structural Heart Occluders | February 01, 2017

February 1, 2017 — Baylor Heart and Vascular Services at Fort Worth in November became the first program in Texas to...

Blog | January 30, 2017

DAIC has worked hard to bring useful technology news and resources to our readers. While we conduct reader surveys...

Edwards Lifesciences, completes acquisition, Valtech Cardio
News | Heart Valve Technology | January 25, 2017

January 25, 2017 — Edwards Lifesciences Corp. announced that it has closed its acquisition of Valtech Cardio Ltd.,...

SAVR, surgical aortic valve replacement, elderly patients, aortic stenosis, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, clinical study
News | Structural Heart | January 25, 2017

January 25, 2017 — Elderly patients with aortic stenosis (AS) and medium surgical risk experienced better than...

NCDR, ACC, JACC, American College of Cardiology, national trends, heart disease treatments, trends in cardiovascular care
News | Cath Lab | January 23, 2017

January 23, 2017 — Over 93 percent of heart attack patients are receiving stents within the guideline-recommended...

TAVR, medical guidelines, ACC/AHA, optimization, transcatheter aortic valve replacement
News | Heart Valve Technology | January 18, 2017

January 18, 2017 — The American College of Cardiology recently released new guidance for clinicians and hospitals to...

Medtronic, CoreValve Evolut R 34 mm valve, TAVI, CE Mark, European launch
News | Heart Valve Technology | January 17, 2017

January 17, 2017 — Medtronic plc announced the CE (Conformité Européenne) mark and European launch of the CoreValve...

Tendyne Mitral valve

The Tendyne mitral valve being implanted. 

News | Heart Valve Technology | January 16, 2017

January 16, 2017 – In 2015, researchers and physicians at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF) were the...

BioTrace Medical, first U.S. patients, Tempo Temporary Pacing Lead, EP lab, TAVR
News | Leads Implantable Devices | January 13, 2017

January 13, 2017 — BioTrace Medical Inc. announced in December the first commercial use of the company’s Tempo...

Sponsored Content | Videos | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | January 13, 2017

Detailed imaging is needed to support complex interventions for the assessment and procedure guidance.  See how the...

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