Rene J. Alvarez, Jr., MD, FACC, FAHA, FACP, Professor of Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Vice Chief of Cardiology, and Medical Director of the Heart Failure / Cardiac Transplantation Program at Temple University Hospital, has been named President-Elect of the American Heart Association’s Southeastern Pennsylvania Board of Directors.
For Elroy, a special moment is reading his granddaughter her favorite story, or getting out on the court to teach his grandsons how to shoot a jump shot. A few years ago, Elroy had a heart attack, then another one. His heart was failing.
Medtronic , Inc. is sponsoring the World-wide Randomized Antibiotic Envelope Infection Prevention Trial (WRAP-IT), a randomized, prospective, multi-center, single blinded, post-market, interventional clinical study. This study will evaluate the ability of the TYRX envelope to reduce major CIED infections through 12-months post-procedure following CIED generator replacement, upgrade, revision, or de novo CRT-D implant. Additionally, this large device study provides the unique opportunity to prospectively characterize the performance of Medtronic's lead monitoring features in subjects whose CIED system includes a transvenous RV defibrillation lead. Finally, the WRAP-IT study will serve as a post-approval study for those geographies requiring a post-approval study of the TYRX envelope.
This is a prospective multi-center, non-blinded (open label), non-randomized safety and feasibility study of the heterotopic implantation of the Edwards-Sapien XT or S3 valve in the inferior vena cava for the treatment of severe tricuspid regurgitation in patients who are inoperable or at a very high surgical risk for tricuspid valve replacement.
The MANTA device is a VCD intended for use in catheterization laboratories following percutaneous cardiac or peripheral procedures that use the retrograde common femoral artery access route for large bore (10‐18F ID) interventional devices. The function of MANTA is to percutaneously close the puncture in the artery wall (arteriotomy) through which the catheters were inserted for the procedure.