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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...

2011-06-07 00:00:31

Study to enroll patients with severe aortic stenosis for nonsurgical aortic valve replacement. Milwaukee (PRWEB) June 06, 2011 Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, a leader in heart care, will participate in a national clinical trial that offers patients a less invasive treatment for aortic valve disease. Aurora St. Luke's is among 40 sites in the nation and the only one in Wisconsin selected for the Medtronic CoreValve trial. The trial offers high-risk patients, who might not survive the...

2011-06-06 15:43:56

Results published in today's New England Journal of Medicine Less invasive catheter-based aortic valve replacement and open valve-replacement surgery have a similar one-year survival for patients at high risk for surgery. Results from The PARTNER (Placement of AoRTic traNscathetER valves) Trial "” the world's first randomized clinical trial of a transcatheter aortic heart valve "” were published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. The findings were also presented on June...

2011-06-03 08:49:00

Study to Enroll Patients with Severe Aortic Stenosis for Non-surgical Aortic Valve Replacement MIAMI BEACH, Fla., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida announced its participation in the Medtronic CoreValve U.S. Clinical Trial, which will evaluate a new, non-surgical alternative to open-heart surgery for patients with severe aortic stenosis. Mount Sinai is now among a select number of leading hospitals across the U.S. to participate in...

2011-05-16 15:29:29

Risk score can help diagnose aortic dissection, like the condition that caused sudden death of actor John Ritter, University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center study shows The most lethal and sudden cardiovascular event can be the toughest for doctors to diagnose. But a study by the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center shows new guidelines are effective for determining who's most likely suffering from an aortic dissection, which is tearing in the lining of the body's largest blood...

2011-04-29 22:55:55

A gene known to be important in cardiac development has been newly associated with congenital heart malformations that result in obstruction of the left ventricular outflow tract. These are the findings from a study conducted by Nationwide Children's Hospital and appearing in the journal Birth Defects Research Part A. Left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) malformations, including aortic valve stenosis, coarctation of the aorta, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, Shone complex and interrupted...

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2011-04-04 11:15:00

Open heart surgery can be avoided by some with a new type of heart valve that is placed through a tube in an artery, cardiologists report in a study. However, the downside would be a higher risk of stroke as well as uncertainty on how long these valves would last. Edwards LifeSciences Corp. developed a heart valve replacement technique that spares patients open heart surgery. It had a lower death rate than open heart surgery at one year. After one year, 24.2% of patients with the Edwards...

2011-03-15 15:26:26

Research from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows, that a specific inflammatory factor may be important in the development of the heart valve disease aortic stenosis. The results suggest that anti-inflammatory medication could be a possible new treatment. Aortic stenosis is the most common heart valve disease, which is caused by calcium deposits and a narrowing of the aortic valve. This is typically seen in the elderly, but can also be caused by a congenital defect. Aortic stenosis is...

2011-03-11 08:30:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center, a leader in heart valve replacement, will participate in a national clinical trial to offer patients a less invasive approach to replacing diseased aortic valves. The nationally ranked U-M is among 40 sites in the nation selected for the Medtronic CoreValve U.S. Pivotal trial, a study that will examine an investigational alternative to open heart surgery for patients with severe...

2011-03-01 14:10:00

Two patients who had severe aortic stenosis are "recovering well" - only days after the minimally invasive procedure DETROIT, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) has completed the first two transcatheter aortic valve implants (TAVI) ever achieved in Michigan. The procedures are a part of CVI's participation in the Medtronic CoreValve® U.S. Clinical Trial. This multi-state trial will evaluate a new,...


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