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Latest Aortic valve stenosis Stories

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,...

2011-01-24 13:30:00

Complicated Surgery simplified by New Device LONDON, ON, Jan. 24 /PRNewswire/ - Doctors at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) are the first in the world to use a new implantable surgical device that promises to revolutionize aortic valve bypass surgery. On November 3, 2010, LHSC's cardiac surgery team led by Drs. Bob Kiaii and Linrui Guo successfully performed an aortic valve bypass using a specialized Aortic Valve Bypass (AVB) device. This was done to treat a patient with...

2011-01-11 12:00:00

ROSLYN, N.Y., Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Newell Robinson, M.D., Chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery; George Petrossian, M.D., Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Procedures; Andrew Berke, M.D., interventional cardiologist; and Roberto Colangelo, M.D., cardiothoracic surgeon at St. Francis Hospital, The Heart Center® are part of the medical team that is testing a device that may offer new hope for patients with symptomatic, severe...

2011-01-04 15:13:00

NATICK, Mass., Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced the completion of its acquisition of Sadra Medical, Inc. of Los Gatos, California. The transaction follows the definitive merger agreement announced on November 19, 2010. Under the terms of the agreement, Boston Scientific paid $193 million to acquire the remaining 86 percent of Sadra Medical's equity not already owned by Boston Scientific. Additional payments of up to $193 million are...

2010-12-21 13:23:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 21 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- El Camino Hospital today announced its first patient implant in the Medtronic CoreValve® U.S. Clinical Trial. El Camino Hospital is one of the first of 40 hospitals across the U.S. to participate in the trial, which is evaluating a revolutionary non-surgical, less-invasive procedure as a treatment alternative to open-heart surgery for patients with severe aortic stenosis. "The Heart and Vascular Institute at El Camino...

2010-11-19 10:58:00

NATICK, Mass. and LOS GATOS, Calif., Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement, under which Boston Scientific will acquire Sadra Medical, Inc., a development-stage company in Los Gatos, California. Sadra is developing the first fully repositionable device for percutaneous aortic valve replacement to treat patients with severe aortic stenosis. The agreement calls for an upfront payment of...


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