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Latest Aortic valve stenosis Stories

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...

2012-03-26 18:24:03

International multicenter ADVANCE study examines outcomes of TAVI at experienced centers Patients who underwent transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) at experienced medical centers had significant improvement in valve function as well as low mortality and stroke rates at 30 days, according to research presented today at the American College of Cardiology's 61st Annual Scientific Session. The Scientific Session, the premier cardiovascular medical meeting, brings cardiovascular...

2012-03-02 11:21:59

SCAI, AATS, ACCF, and STS offer facility and operator criteria to ensure optimal care of TAVR patients Four leading heart organizations representing cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons released initial recommendations today for creating and maintaining transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) programs. The recommendations are aimed at ensuring optimal care for patients with aortic stenosis, a form of valvular heart disease, as use of the new TAVR procedure grows. Since the...

2012-02-09 13:36:00

Procedure Brings a Treatment Option for Patients with Severe Aortic Stenosis CLEARWATER, Fla., Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Morton Plant Hospital continues its legacy as a leader in heart care by performing the first transcatheter aortic valve replacement surgery (TAVR) in the Tampa Bay area. A treatment for severe aortic stenosis, the TAVR procedure is used for patients who were previously considered inoperable. The first two TAVR procedures...

2012-02-01 01:11:46

Leading medical groups collaborate to ensure consistent, responsible uptake of TAVR With the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's recent approval of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for patients with aortic valvular stenosis, the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF), along with the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), today released an expert...

2012-01-26 15:19:00

LEESBURG, Fla., Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday, Leesburg Regional's renowned heart surgeons and cardiologists performed two successful Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantations (TAVI). These are the first and only procedures done to date in Central Florida. This new treatment option is for patients with severe, symptomatic native aortic valve stenosis and who have been determined by a cardiac surgeon to be inoperable for open aortic valve replacement. It is currently a...

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...

2011-12-12 08:00:00

HÃœLLHORST, Germany, December 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- All CE-marked THV devices use ClinFlows decidemedical online platform ClinFlows [http://www.clinflows.com ], the leading provider of configurable e-solutions for clinical workflows, has signed contracts with all companies selling CE marked THV (Transcatheter Heart Valve) devices in Europe. THV device manufacturers are involved in projects using ClinFlows' decidemedical...