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2014-09-15 16:28:52

No Cases of Moderate or Severe Paravalvular Aortic Regurgitation at One Year MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New data from the Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) clinical trial program of the Lotus(TM) Valve System continue to demonstrate strong performance as a less invasive treatment for patients with severe aortic stenosis who are considered high risk for surgical valve replacement. Data from the REPRISE II clinical trial confirmed safety and effectiveness out to one year,...

2014-07-14 20:21:24

European Launch Means Physicians Can Now Choose From Three Available Valve Sizes To Match Patient Anatomy More Precisely MARLBOROUGH, Mass., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) has received CE Mark and begun the European commercial launch of its new 25 mm Lotus(TM) Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) System, complementing the currently available 23 mm and 27 mm valve sizes. "Having the 25 mm size allows us to be more precise in selecting the...

2014-06-05 00:21:14

NATICK, Mass., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) has initiated the RESPOND Post Market Registry to assess real world performance of the Lotus(TM) Valve System. The RESPOND Registry will collect data on clinical outcomes and device performance in 1,000 patients implanted at 50 centers around the world. Three patients enrolled in the RESPOND Registry thus far have been successfully implanted with the Lotus Valve System. Dr. Nicolas Van Mieghem and...

2014-03-31 13:26:39

Among patients undergoing aortic valve replacement using a catheter tube, a comparison of two types of heart valve technologies, balloon-expandable or self-expandable valve systems, found a greater rate of device success with the balloon-expandable valve, according to a JAMA study released online to coincide with presentation at the 2014 American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has emerged as a new option for patients with severe...

2014-03-31 13:22:25

The most frequently used mechanical circulatory assist device in the world may have untapped potential, physicians say. One of many uses for the intra-aortic balloon pump is helping ensure adequate oxygen and blood delivery to a heart struggling to resume beating in the aftermath of coronary bypass surgery, said Dr. Mary Arthur, cardiovascular anesthesiologist at the Medical College of Georgia and Georgia Regents Health System. However physicians have been advised not to use the balloon...

2013-11-18 20:49:39

Jose Augusto Barreto-Filho, M.D., Ph.D., of the Federal University of Sergipe and the Clinica e Hospital Sao Lucas, Sergipe, Brazil, and colleagues assessed procedure rates and outcomes of surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR) among 82,755,924 Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries between 1999 and 2011. "Aortic valve disease in the United States is a major cardiovascular problem that is likely to grow as the population ages. Aortic valve replacement is the standard treatment even for...


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