FDA's new global cardiovascular registry to start with transcatheter heart valves

April 3, 2013 by Arezu Sarvestani

The FDA announces a public meeting to discuss international cooperation in monitoring and assessing cardiovascular medical devices, with an initial pilot phase to focus on transcatheter heart valves.

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The FDA plans to launch a global cardiovascular medical device registry, with initial efforts to focus on coordinated efforts to monitor transcatheter heart valve technology.

The federal watchdog agency will host a public meeting later this month to discuss goals and strategies for organizing such an effort, which the FDA is calling the "International Consortium of Cardiovascular Registries."

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