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Latest aortic stenosis Stories

2013-12-12 23:02:44

Physicians use a catheter-based delivery system to place an expandable heart valve into the bodies of patients with aortic valve stenosis. Abington, PA (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 Abington Health’s Heart and Vascular Institute is now offering an aortic valve replacement option for patients who are unable to undergo open heart surgery. This procedure uses a catheter-based delivery system to place an expandable heart valve into the body. It doesn’t require open-chest surgery and is done...

2013-11-13 13:56:31

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen, Rigshospitalet and Herlev Hospital have identified a clear link between narrowed heart valves and a special lipoprotein in the blood. In the long term, the research may well help to prevent valvular heart disease. The new findings have just been published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Aortic valve stenosis (AS) – in which the opening of the aortic valve is narrowed – affects 2-7 percent of the Danish population aged...

2013-03-11 13:24:14

Even though young athletes are required to receive health screens to be cleared to play sports, those tests failed to detect important cardiovascular abnormalities in cleared players, and many were allowed to play despite suspicions of dangerous cardiovascular conditions, according to a large registry study of patients who died from sudden death, being presented March 10 by Kevin Harris, MD, research cardiologist at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF). The data is being...

2013-02-07 12:24:59

Researchers have discovered a gene associated with a form of cholesterol that increases the risk of developing aortic stenosis, the most common form of heart valve disease, by more than half. This international study, involving the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), is the first of its kind to uncover a genetic link with aortic valve disease — a condition that affects more than 5 million people in North America. The results of the study, published in...

2013-02-07 12:22:59

Study described in the New England Journal of Medicine is the first to show cause-and-effect relationship between a gene variant and calcium deposits on the aortic valve Researchers have found a genetic variant that doubles the likelihood that people will have calcium deposits on their aortic valve. Such calcification, if it becomes severe, can cause narrowing or a blockage of the aortic valve, a condition called aortic stenosis. The study is the first large-scale, genome-wide association...

2012-10-19 19:21:25

More Patients Now Will Be Eligible for TAVR Procedure. CLEARWATER, Fla., Oct. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Morton Plant Hospital is the first hospital in the Tampa Bay area to perform Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) by the transapical approach. Transapical TAVR is the latest FDA-approved treatment for people suffering from severe aortic stenosis. Aortic stenosis is a narrowing of the aortic valve of the heart, which causes the valve to fail to open and...

2012-03-26 18:49:57

Patients diagnosed with aortic stenosis who are too sick for open-heart surgery have better survival rates and an improved quality of life after undergoing catheter-based heart valve replacement than if the patients had been treated with standard medical therapy, according to a study authored by a Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute physician based on results from a multicenter clinical trial. The study, published online today by the New England Journal of Medicine, will appear in the May 3 print...

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...

2011-06-10 06:39:37

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Aortic stenosis is associated with a high rate of death if left untreated. Some patients though are put at too much risk for traditional treatment, so scientists have developed a new and less invasive method for those patients. Transcatheter aortic-valve replacement treats aortic stenosis by replacing the original valve with a bioprosthetic valve. In this study, 699 patients with severe aortic stenosis were enrolled in the trial. 23-percent were considered high risk and...