CAS Innovation Workshop at UniversitätsSpitalZürich supports the growth of leaders in Aortic Structural Interventions

20 April 2018

The USZ will host the Innovation Workshop of the course Certification of Advances Studies (CAS) in Aortic Structural Interventions directed by Prof. Francesco Maisano On Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 the UniversitätsSpitalZürich will host the Innovation Workshop of the course Certification of Advances Studies (CAS) in Aortic Structural Interventions directed by Prof. Francesco Maisano, Head of[…]

Positive Real-World Results for Neovasc Coronary Sinus Reducer in Patients With Refractory Angina

19 April 2018

An implantable device that narrows the coronary sinus appears to be a good option for patients with refractory angina who are not candidates for further revascularization, real-world results from a single-center study suggest. The Reducer (Neovasc) is a stainless-steel, balloon-expandable, hourglass-shaped device that is implanted percutaneously to narrow the coronary sinus. Its use “ultimately leads[…]

First Clinical Practice Guidelines for Thoracic Central Vein Obstruction (TCVO) Published in JVIR April 2018 Issue

16 April 2018

Central venous occlusion is a significant, largely underestimated, and costly problem. An estimated 2 million people worldwide are currently either receiving treatment with dialysis or a kidney transplant, many of whom rely on central venous catheters (CVCs) to receive this lifesaving treatment. Despite being widely utilized, 40% of hemodialysis patients with CVCs develop a central[…]

SUMMIT Trial (U.S. IDE) of the Tendyne Mitral Valve received approval from the FDA

10 April 2018

Abbott Structural Heart announced the approval of the SUMMIT Pivotal trial of the Tendyne valve by the FDA. “Tendyne is a key part of our plan to provide patients and physicians a complete portfolio of repair and replacement solutions for treating the entire spectrum of mitral and tricuspid valve disease. Tendyne is already in clinical[…]

First AccuCinch® Enrollment at MHIF

10 April 2018

“In the U.S., there are approximately three million patients1 who may benefit from this therapy but are currently not being treated. This therapy may prove to be invaluable to these undertreated patients,” continued Sorajja. Dr. Paul Sorajja is the principal investigator of the study and performed the procedure along with Dr. Mario Gössl and Dr.[…]