| May 20, 2014
| 8:11 AM
Medtronic Inc. and Edwards Lifesciences Corp., an Irvine heart valve maker, on Tuesday announced a settlement to end a long-running patent dispute that includes a one-time payment by Medtronic of $750 million and annual royalties of between $40 million...
| May 22, 2011
| 6:26 PM
If you have a faulty heart valve and decide to get it replaced, a surgeon will implant an artificial one that has undergone rigorous examination by the Food and Drug Administration.
But if you choose the option recommended for most patients —...
| May 21, 2011
| 1:25 PM
When the medical device trade association AdvaMed petitioned the FDA to reclassify annuloplasty rings in 1997, it argued that data on adverse events involving the rings showed few problems, pointing out that just 465 events had been reported to the FDA...
| May 22, 2011
| 6:49 PM
Antonitsa Vlahoulis knew as she slipped into unconsciousness on the operating room table that her surgeon would choose which medical device she would receive to fix her leaky heart valve.
But when a warranty card arrived in the mail for the device...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 2:59 PM
It was arguably the most prestigious social event of the Southern California business community.
On Feb. 17, some 450 executives from all over Southern California converged upon the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Laguna Niguel, for the 16th Forum for Corporate...
| May 16, 2012
| 8:06 PM
It was a night of heartfelt giving at Newport's Balboa Bay Club & Resort.
The American Heart Assn.sponsored the 2012 Heart and Stroke Ball, and the crowd of some 400 guests gave and did so generously, as more than $550,000 was raised.
The black tie...
| Mar 16, 2009
Former First Lady Barbara Bush and actor-comedian Robin Williams this month joined the thousands of Americans who have come to need an artificial valve implanted to regulate the blood flow out of the heart to supply the rest of the body.
Bush, 83, had...
| Jul 29, 2010
| 7:16 PM
Despite the down economy and lack of hot-button issues in the city, Newport Beach City Council candidates raised nearly $140,000 in the first half of 2010.
The fundraising reports, the last of which were made public this week, show real estate...