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Abbott’s percutaneous MitraClip mitral valve repair device SUPERIOR to Pacemaker or Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) for reduction of Ventricular Tachyarrhythmia (VT) episodes Reporter: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN Abbott’s MitraClip can cut arrhythmias in half, according to data from Heart Rhythm conference May 15, 2015 | By Varun Saxena A study presented at the annual Heart […]

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MitraClip Device in extreme surgical risk patients with functional mitral regurgitation: The FDA announced approval of a new trial in Mitral Valve Repair, dubbed COAPT Reporter: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN   UPDATED on 9/24/2018 TCT: MitraClip Saves Lives in Functional Mitral Regurgitation Positive COAPT results may overwrite neutral MITRA-FR findings by Crystal Phend, Senior Associate Editor, MedPage […]

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Device to Support Mitral Valve rather than Replace it: Boston Scientific gave $15 million Loan to Israeli Heart Valve Maker Mvalve in deal for a $200 million Buyout Option Reporter: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN See MValve Three Patent Claims, below  Israeli heart valve maker Mvalve reportedly pulls in a $15 million investment from Boston Scientific in […]

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Transcatheter Mitral Valve (TMV) Procedures: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposes to cover Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair (TMVR) Reporter: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN Proposed Decision Memo for Transcatheter Mitral Valve (TMV) Procedures (CAG-00438N) Decision Summary The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposes to cover transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR) under Coverage […]

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Replacement of the Mitral Valve: Using the Edwards’ Sapien Aortic Valve Device Reporter: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN The Off Beat: Aortic Valve Used to Replace the Mitral Valve  Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit uses an Edwards Sapien device to replace a mitral valve There have been big advances in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) technology […]

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Mitral Valve Repair or Replacement: On The Cardiology Show with Dr. Valentin Fuster Reporter: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN VIEW VIDEO http://www.medscape.com/editorial/series/6005867?nlid=39483_1984&src=wnl_edit_medn_card&uac=93761AJ&spon=2 Mortality ~x3 higher in Repair (42%) vs in Replacement (17%)

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Mitral Valve Repair: Who is a Patient Candidate for a Non-Ablative Fully Non-Invasive Procedure? Author, and Content Consultant to e-SERIES A: Cardiovascular Diseases: Justin Pearlman, MD, PhD, FACC and Article Curator: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN   UPDATED on 9/24/2018 TCT: MitraClip Saves Lives in Functional Mitral Regurgitation Positive COAPT results may overwrite neutral MITRA-FR findings […]

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Advances and Future Directions for Transcatheter Valves – Mitral and tricuspid valve repair technologies now in development Reporter: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN   Based on http://www.dicardiology.com/article/advances-and-future-directions-transcatheter-valves   Read the article “First TAVR Device Receives European Approval to Treat Intermediate Risk Patients”from August 2016. Watch the video “The Evolution of TAVR Technology.” Interview with Juan Granada, […]

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First case in the US: Valve-in-Valve (Aortic and  Mitral) Replacements with Transapical Transcatheter Implants – The Use of Transfemoral Devices Writer: Larry H Bernstein, MD, FCAP and Curator: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN   UPDATED on 9/24/2018 TCT: Long-Term Data Reassuring for Valve-in-Valve TAVR New valve performs well through 3 years by Nicole Lou, Contributing Writer, MedPage Today […]

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Mitralign and Corvia, Tewksbury, Mass – Investment and Acquisition by Edwards Lifesciences   Reporter: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN   Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE:EW) said today that it made a pair of strategic bets on the structural heart space, paying $35 million for the right to acquire Corvia Medical and paying an unspecified amount for some of mitral valve repair […]

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