Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) announced today that it received CE Mark approval for its Evolut transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) system. Evolut TAVI, now commercially launched in Europe, is now indicated for patients with severe native aortic stenosis who are at a low risk of surgical mortality. The system’s indications in Europe now cover all risk categories for […]
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) announced today that it won CE Mark approval in Europe for the FlexNav delivery system for its Portico transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) system. The Abbott Park, Ill.-based company’s FlexNav delivery system is designed to offer another tool for doctors to treat patients requiring a transcatheter aortic valve implant by incorporating stability, predictability and […]
As new devices and technologies are being developed in the medtech industry, doctors and physicians have to learn about the devices on platforms that are different from what they know. One way to help make the healthcare provider’s transition into using new devices easier is to forge a partnership between the industry and the physician, […]
Data from a trial of Keystone Heart‘s TriGuard anti-stroke device showed a lower rate of neurologic deficits after transcatheter aortic valve implantation, according to research presented last month at EuroPCR 2015 in Paris. The 85-patient Deflect 3 study found that TAVI patients treated with the Israeli company’s TriGuard, which is designed to allow blood to […]
Biotronik today said its entry into a hot replacement heart valve market passed the safety endpoint of a 1st-in-human trial.
The German medical device giant said the Biovalve trial of its transcatheter aortic valve implant established the device’s early safety at 30 days.