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2014-06-16 20:21:59

FDA Approval Includes High-Risk and Inoperable Indications, Transfemoral and Alternative Access Systems IRVINE, Calif., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW), the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring, today announced that it has received United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its Edwards SAPIEN XT transcatheter aortic heart valve for the treatment of high-risk and inoperable patients...

2014-06-11 20:22:36

New Interactive Campaign Offers Information and Education WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new campaign from the Alliance for Aging Research aims to raise awareness about the effects of aortic stenosis, a disease caused by the gradual buildup of calcium deposits in the aortic valve. It affects more than 1.5 million Americans. If left untreated, aortic stenosis can lead to fainting, chest pain, fatigue and, in worst case scenarios, death. This interactive, multimedia...

2014-04-02 08:34:41

At One Year, Patients Showed Significantly Lower Fatality and Improved Quality of Life HARRISBURG, Pa., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Results from a groundbreaking study performed at PinnacleHealth were revealed this weekend at the American College of Cardiology's 2014 Scientific Sessions and simultaneously published in The New England Journal of Medicine. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140402/MN95343) "In patients with aortic valve stenosis, the self-expanding...

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...

2014-02-04 12:27:22

PinnacleHealth Implants Newly Approved Device to Replace Failing Aortic Valves HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- PinnacleHealth CardioVascular Institute recently became the first hospital in the country to implant via direct aortic access the Trans Catheter CoreValve® after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. Dr. Brijeshwar Maini and Dr. Mubashir Mumtaz, co-directors of the Heart Valve Clinic at PinnacleHealth, were also the first in...

2014-01-24 16:22:15

CoreValve® System Enables Morristown Medical Center to Treat Patients with Aortic Stenosis Who Are Unable to Undergo Surgery MORRISTOWN, N.J., Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Medical Center today became the first hospital in the tri-state area to adopt a new minimally invasive medical device to treat patients with severe aortic stenosis who are too ill or frail to have their aortic valves replaced trough traditional open-heart surgery....

2013-12-05 23:50:36

Mental performance preserved throughout two years after catheter-based implantation of an aortic valve prosthesis Aortic valve stenosis is the most frequent heart valve defect of older people in Europe – the cause is usually increasing calcification of this important valve. In patients at high and excessive risk, conventional cardiac surgery is often no therapeutic option. For these patients, transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) remains the only opportunity. However, this...

2013-11-18 20:48:32

Michael J. Mack, M.D., of the Baylor Health Care System, Plano, Texas, and colleagues describe the experience in the U.S. with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), including patient selection, procedural details, and in-hospital and 30-day outcomes following TAVR, a less invasive procedure than open heart-valve surgery for replacing the aortic valve in the heart. In November 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved use of a valve that could be implanted using a...


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