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New Medtronic Heart Valve Threatened By Court Decision

A legal injunction may severely limit the availability in the United States of Medtronic’s CoreValve device, which only received FDA approval earlier this year. The device received abundant praise recently when  64 more words

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TAVR versus SAVR

In a multicenter randomized trial, 795 patients who were deemed high risk surgical candidates were assigned to either receive transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) or surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR). 171 more words


First TAVR Comparison Trial Favors Sapien XT Over CoreValve

With two devices now approved for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), the marketing battle has begun to win the hearts and minds of cardiologists. On Saturday at the ACC, Medtronic gained bragging rights showing… 77 more words

Interventional Cardiology & Surgery

Survival Advantage for TAVR Over Surgery in High-Risk Patients

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), which has been slowly and cautiously entering the clinical arena, will probably get a big boost from a new trial showing a significant mortality advtange for TAVR over traditional surgery. 40 more words

Interventional Cardiology & Surgery

What To Expect At The American College of Cardiology Meeting

The ACC begins this Saturday in Washington, DC. Here’s a preview of some of the most highly-anticipated late-breaking clinical trials.

On Saturday morning at the opening session the world will finally learn more about the failure of  18 more words

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Vital response: Why one family is especially grateful for TMC’s cardiac services

When Nadine Huddleston was diagnosed with aortic stenosis 15 years ago, she didn’t think much of it.  She was pretty tired, but chalked it up to old age.  416 more words


French Surgeons Perform First Aortic Valve Surgery Without Opening The Chest

Surgeons in France report that they have performed the first total endoscopic aortic valve replacement (TEAVR) in 2 human patients. Their paper has been published in the the  107 more words

Interventional Cardiology & Surgery