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2012-07-09 16:28:35

Systemic complications include life-threatening thoracic aortic disease Research teams from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and Paris, France have discovered a gene defect linked to a cluster of systemic complications, including life-threatening thoracic aortic disease and intracranial aneurysms. The new syndrome is similar, but distinct from known syndromes such as Marfan and Loeys-Dietz syndrome. Genome-wide analysis of two unrelated families, one...

2012-07-03 06:25:16

New Program Provides Specialized Care for Patients and Helps Families Cope CHICAGO, July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) disease is the most common congenital heart defect, occurring in approximately one to two percent of the population. The condition is present when the aortic valve, the valve that connects the heart to the main artery that distributes blood to the body, contains two leaflets instead of three, which open and close to regulate blood...

2012-06-26 02:27:26

Two Local Seniors Share Their Story CINCINNATI, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly one in every eight Americans aged 75 and older will be diagnosed with valvular heart disease. Many of these patients suffer from a severe form of valve disease that requires their diseased aortic valve to be replaced. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has been studied in clinical trials for patients whose heart valves need replacing, but are at increased risk for open-heart...

2012-05-15 06:29:21

NATICK, Mass., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) announces results from the REPRISE I feasibility trial, which evaluated the acute safety of the Lotus(TM) Aortic Valve System in patients with severe aortic valve disease. The Lotus Aortic Valve System is the first transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) device of its kind that is designed to minimize aortic regurgitation (leaking) and is both fully repositionable and retrievable prior to release....

2012-04-26 09:26:49

Experts are proposing a new model of care collaboration to diagnosis, treat and follow patients who present with various emergent cardiovascular conditions which require rapid, resource-intensive care and confer a high risk of mortality, in an article published April 24 in Circulation. Specifically, cardiovascular emergencies, such as ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), non-STEMI/unstable angina, out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), acute aortic dissection (AAD), abdominal...

2012-04-10 13:49:15

TAVI improves heart function and exercise capacity German researchers report success with transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) in patients with low-flow, low-gradient aortic stenosis–a special form of aortic stenosis that is difficult to treat. Results published in the April issue of Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, the peer-reviewed journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), show that while all-cause mortality was high...

2012-03-27 06:23:41

PHILADELPHIA, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Physician-researchers from the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia presented new findings on pediatric cardiovascular disease this week at the American College of Cardiology's 61st Annual Scientific Sessions in Chicago. During abstract presentations they described: stress and depression in women carrying a baby with congenital heart disease (CHD), research showing that acute occlusive artery injury is common in...

2012-01-24 14:10:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 24, Heart Hospital of Austin opened a Heart Valve Clinic, the first of its kind in the region. The clinic gives new hope to patients with severe aortic stenosis who were previously considered "inoperable," delivering a multidisciplinary approach to evaluating such cases. Additionally, interventional cardiologists and cardiac surgeons at the clinic will collaboratively identify patients who may be eligible for a new,...

2011-12-12 16:17:54

Patients with life-threatening heart valve disease could be helped with alternative scanning techniques that provide greater insight into the condition Patients with life-threatening heart valve disease could be helped with alternative scanning techniques that provide greater insight into the condition. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh used an imaging technique that could help predict which patients will need open heart surgery to replace their heart valves, and improve...

2011-10-14 10:52:00

CLEVELAND, Oct. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aortic pathologies such as aneurysms, arterial penetrating ulcers, intramural hematomas and dissections are potentially life-threatening since the aorta is the major artery that allows blood to leave the heart. Historically, the surgical treatment for aortic pathologies has been thoracotomy, repair or replacement of the thoracic aorta, which has a high rate of postoperative complications and a nearly 40 percent rate of mortality in emergency cases....


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Aortography
2013-04-30 10:09:04

Aortography is the study of the specific action involving the ejection of blood from the aorta in the heart. Taking an aortogram from the patient could identify if there is a tear in the intimal wall of the aorta. This tear is eventually fatal but can be repaired in some cases. Procedure A catheter is placed in the aorta of the patient, usually through the femoral artery. Once in place a dose of iodine-based dye is injected in order to visualize the flow of blood through the site....

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