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2010-09-14 12:51:30

Study highlights:     * After aortic valve replacement, the size of enlarged hearts shrink faster in women than in men with narrowed aortic valves (aortic stenosis).    * Because of different genetic activity, men develop more fibrous tissue in their hearts, which may explain why women's heart size decreases faster. Heart enlargement caused by narrowed aortic valves regresses faster in elderly women than in men after aortic valve replacement, according to...

2010-05-04 11:17:41

A new study shows that people with a common heart defect may also be more likely to have brain aneurysms. The study is published in the May 4, 2010, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Up to two percent of the population is born with the heart defect called a bicuspid aortic valve (BAV). The aortic valve allows blood to flow from the heart to the aorta. It normally has three flaps that open and close to regulate blood flow. In...

2010-03-08 14:52:42

A significant number of people with heart disease will benefit from less invasive transcatheter heart valve replacements in future, finds a review of updated practices in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). The most effective treatment for aortic stenosis, a common heart condition that shows with angina, loss of consciousness due to lack of blood flow, congestive heart failure, or sudden death, is valve replacement. However, large cohorts of people are never referred for this surgery...

2010-03-01 05:30:00

MINNEAPOLIS, March 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ATS Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATSI), manufacturer and marketer of state-of-the-art cardiac surgery products and services today announced the first human robot assisted endoscopic aortic valve replacement in the Midwest using the daVinci® Surgical System from Intuitive Surgical (Nasdaq: ISRG) to implant the ATS 3f ® Aortic Bioprosthesis. The procedure was recently performed by Husam H. Balkhy, M.D., at the...

2010-01-19 07:00:00

CLEVELAND, Ohio, January 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Simbionix, the world's leading developer of medical simulation systems, introduces its new module for the ANGIO Mentor simulator, the Percutaneous Aortic Valve Replacement Module, which provides physicians with an opportunity to practice a revolutionary endovascular implantation of a bioprosthesis, without performing cardiac surgery. Percutaneous aortic valve replacement is an innovative minimally invasive technique for heart valve...

2009-12-07 05:30:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ATS Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATSI), manufacturer and marketer of state-of-the-art cardiac surgery products and services today announced it has received CE Mark approval to distribute the ATS 3f Enable® Aortic Bioprosthesis in the European Union, indicating it is compliant with relevant European health, safety, and environmental protection legislation. The Enable valve is the first surgical aortic valve replacement approved...

2009-11-20 13:54:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fear about the risk of surgery is among the reasons half of eligible patients are not getting aortic valve replacement surgery, according to a study by physicians at the University of Michigan Health System. Earlier this year, former First Lady Barbara Bush and comedian Robin Williams underwent aortic valve replacement surgery, but many patients may be missing out on the potentially life-saving surgery. In the study published online...

2009-11-02 05:30:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ATS Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATSI), manufacturer and marketer of state-of-the-art cardiac surgery products and services, announced the first human robot assisted endoscopic aortic valve replacement using the daVinci® Surgical System from Intuitive Surgical (Nasdaq: ISRG) to implant the ATS 3f® Aortic Bioprosthesis. The procedure was performed by Allen Raczkowski, M.D., at Banner Baywood Health Hospital in...

2009-09-21 14:41:58

Research presented at the 21st annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium, sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF), demonstrated an "exceptionally low" rate of complications one year after implantation of transcatheter aortic valve prostheses. The aortic valve study was led by Sabine Bleiziffer, MD, consultant cardiac surgeon, German Heart Center Munich, Munich, Germany, and will be presented as a poster abstract (TCT-111) on Tuesday,...

2009-09-21 05:30:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ATS Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATSI), manufacturer and marketer of state-of-the-art cardiac surgery products and services, today announced that Columbia University Medical Center has achieved 100 implants of the ATS 3f(R) Aortic Bioprosthesis. Based on the precept that 'Form Follows Function,' the ATS 3f Aortic Bioprosthesis is a revolutionary next generation stentless pericardial aortic tissue valve that is unlike any other valve. (Logo:...


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