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Q&A: Ireland's Success In Attracting Medtech Companies

Medtech Insight talked to Rachel Shelly, the Head of Medical Technologies for IDA Ireland, about the Irish government's continuing efforts to attract medtech companies, the implications of Brexit, and the growing emphasis on data-analytics within the medtech industry in Ireland.

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Market Intel: Martin Leon's TAVR Technology Tour Of The Future

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement pioneer Martin Leon discussed what is coming down the pike for technologies in the TAVR and heart valve device space at the recent Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference in San Diego. Here is a run-down of what he highlighted, including AI-driven technologies that promise to improve patient access and outcomes. This is the first of a two-part series focusing on innovations in interventional cardiology. 

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TCT 2018: Abbott Expects COAPT Results To Support Expanding MitraClip's Indication

Data presented at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics conference Sept. 23 in San Diego will support expanding the label of Abbott's MitraClip mitral valve repair device to include secondary, or functional, mitral regurgitation, a company executive tells Medtech Insight. In the COAPT trial, MitraClip reduced the two-year rate of heart-failure hospitalization and all-cause mortality in patients with heart failure and moderate-to-severe or severe secondary mitral regurgitation.

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NICE Endorses Sutureless Aortic Valves While LivaNova Reaches Study Milestone

A new guidance from the UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) concludes that sutureless aortic valve replacement is an alternative to conventional surgical aortic valve replacement. The NICE guidance came as LivaNova announced completed enrollment in the 900-patient, randomized PERSIST-AVR trial of its Perceval sutureless aortic valv.

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