TCT

This channel contains news about the annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference presented by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF). It includes coverage from the annual meeting and links CRF news. TCT is the premier conference for the subspecialty of interventional cardiology, including the new subspecialty areas of transcatheter structural heart procedures. 

New Report Says Concept Medical Positioned to Disrupt Peripheral Market
News | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) | August 27, 2019
August 27, 2019 — Concept Medical was recently granted Breakthrough Therapy designation by the U.S. Food and Drug...
Global Cardiovascular Stent Market Poised for Almost 7 Percent Growth Through 2025
News | Stents | August 21, 2019
August 21, 2019 — Increasing incidence of cardiovascular diseases worldwide is creating growth opportunities for the...
FDA Approves Sapien 3, CoreValve Evolut TAVR Valves for Low-risk Patients

Left, an illustration of the beginning of deployment for a CoreValve Evolut self-expanding transcatheter aortic replacement (TAVR) valve. Right, an illustration of the final balloon expansion of an Edwards Lifesciences Sapien 3 TAVR valve. Both valves received simultaneous FDA clearance for use in low-risk surgical patients. Clearing this last hurdle now allows wide-spread use of minimally invasive TAVR in all patients who otherwise would need an open-heart surgical valve replacement. 

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | August 16, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor, and Dave Fornell, Editor
August 16, 2019 — In one coordinated move, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) opened use of transcatheter...
Corindus Vascular Robotics to Be Acquired by Siemens Healthineers
News | Robotic Systems | August 08, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor
August 8, 2019 — Corindus Vascular Robotics announced it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired...
Abbott Receives U.S. Approval of Next-generation MitraClip G4
Technology | Heart Valve Technology | July 17, 2019
July 17, 2019 — Abbott has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the most advanced MitraClip...
Neovasc Tiara, Reducer Transcatheter Devices Featured at CSI Frankfurt 2019 Conference
News | Heart Valve Technology | July 09, 2019
July 9, 2019 — Neovasc Inc. announced that its Tiara transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) device and its...
Study Shows Inducing a Heart Attack Helps Valve Patients. This image shows a left-ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstructed by an Edwards Sapien TAVR valve used for a valve-in-valve procedure. The arrow points to the small, crescent shaped dark area of the neo-LVOT, which did not allow enough blood to flow from the left ventricle into the aorta and the rest of the body. To prevent this issue, the procedure used by Henry Ford ablates some of the tissue in the septum to allow for a larger LVOT area.

This image shows a left-ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstructed by an Edwards Sapien TAVR valve used for a valve-in-valve procedure. The arrow points to the small, crescent shaped dark area of the neo-LVOT, which did not allow enough blood to flow from the left ventricle into the aorta and the rest of the body. To prevent this issue, the procedure used by Henry Ford ablates (kills) some of the tissue in the cardiac septum to allow these valves to fit better and allow for an enlarged neo-LVOT for patients who otherwise could not receive this therapy. 

News | Heart Valve Technology | July 03, 2019
July 3, 2019 — A study of a procedure developed at Henry Ford Health System shows inducing a heart attack in patients...
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...
Orchestra BioMed Partnering With Terumo Corp. for Development, Commercialization of Virtue Sirolimus-eluting Balloon
News | Drug-Eluting Balloons | June 13, 2019
June 13, 2019 — Orchestra BioMed Inc. announced it has formed a global strategic partnership with Terumo Corp. for...
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...
Cordis Announces U.S. Launch of Radial 360 Portfolio
Technology | Radial Access | May 15, 2019
May 15, 2019 — Cordis, a Cardinal Health company, recently announced the full U.S. launch of its Radial 360 portfolio,...
Boston Scientific Receives FDA Approval for Lotus Edge Aortic Valve System
Feature | Heart Valve Technology | April 23, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
April 23, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Boston Scientific Lotus Edge transcatheter...
FDA Approves MitraClip for Use in Heart Failure Patients With Functional Mitral Regurgitation
Feature | Heart Valve Technology | March 14, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor
March 14, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the MitraClip heart valve repair device for...

A comparison of stent strut thickness between the Orsiro stent, pictured, and the market-leading stents on the U.S. and European markets. Vendors have been working toward reducing strut thickness to help improve overall clinical outcomes. Orsiro is now the smallest strut stent available on the market. 

Feature | Stents | February 22, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
February 22, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Biotronik Orsiro drug-eluting stent (...
The Boston Scientific Eluvia self-expanding, drug-eluting peripheral stent. It outperformed the Cook Zilver stent in the IMPERIAL Trial presented at TCT 2018.

The Boston Scientific Eluvia self-expanding, drug-eluting peripheral stent. It outperformed the Cook Zilver stent in the IMPERIAL Trial presented at TCT 2018.

Feature | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) | January 30, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
In recent years, there has been a lot of focus by vendors on developing better stenting technologies to treat...