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2013-08-14 09:31:29

Doctors at Henry Ford Hospital have created a new route to the heart to implant an artificial heart valve by temporarily connecting major blood vessels that do not normally intersect. In a July 3 operation on 79-year-old Viola Waller of Charlevoix, physicians performed a world-first cardiac procedure when it became evident that other means would not work. "I knew of an experimental technique that had not yet been done in humans, and I had a patient with no other options who was failing...

2013-07-31 23:36:04

First "TAVR" Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in Eastern Idaho is performed to provide treatment for Aortic Stenosis. It is the first time to ever to be performed in Eastern Idaho. Pocatello, Idaho (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 Portneuf Medical Center has become the first hospital in Eastern Idaho to offer a new FDA-approved procedure to treat severe aortic stenosis (narrowing of aortic valve opening) by replacing the aortic valve with a prosthetic valve, without the need for open...

2013-06-11 23:24:12

-- ValveXchange® paves way for CE mark, commercial sale of first serviceable bioprosthetic valve -- Denver, Colo., (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 Surgeons in Europe have completed clinical trials on the world´s first serviceable bioprosthetic heart valve, paving the way for the CE mark and commercial sale of an advanced heart valve that eliminates many common problems for cardiac valve patients. Cardiac surgeons in Germany, Austria and Poland have successfully completed implants and patient...

2013-06-07 23:03:49

Transcatheter valve replacements are for patients at high-risk for traditional aortic valve replacement. Prior to the approval of TAVR, heart patients that were not healthy enough to undergo open-heart surgery had no long-term options for extending their lives. Jackson, TENN. (PRWEB) June 07, 2013 The week of May 13, a team of doctors working together through the West Tennessee Heart & Vascular Center (WTHVC) at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital performed the first three...


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