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2011-04-03 17:24:00

DETROIT, April 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A major new study presented today at the yearly scientific meeting of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in New Orleans shows conclusively that replacing defective aortic valves in elderly patients through non-invasive "catheterization" - rather than through much more invasive open-heart surgery - leads to significantly better outcomes. The new clinical trial study (PARTNER cohort A: Transcatheter valves noninferior to surgery), documents...

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...

2011-01-11 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...

2010-12-14 14:30:07

Valvular heart disease: The next cardiac epidemic The UK is poorly prepared for the forthcoming epidemic of degenerative valvular heart disease, prompted by a rapidly ageing population, say leading experts in the journal Heart. The prevalence of valvular heart disease, or VHD for short, rises with age. European and US data indicate that more than 13% of those aged 75 and above have the progressive condition. And by 2018, there will be an estimated 4 million people in the UK aged between 75...

2010-09-23 12:36:39

Multicenter study of new treatment for patients with severe aortic stenosis published in New England Journal of Medicine and reported at TCT One-year data from the PARTNER clinical trial, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, demonstrate that transcatheter aortic-valve implantation, compared with standard therapy, resulted in significantly lower rates of death among patients who cannot undergo surgery for aortic stenosis. The results will be presented tomorrow as a Late...

2010-09-23 10:56:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- One-year data from the PARTNER clinical trial, published yesterday in the New England Journal of Medicine, demonstrate that transcatheter aortic-valve implantation, compared with standard therapy, resulted in significantly lower rates of death among patients who cannot undergo surgery for aortic stenosis. The results will be presented today as a Late Breaking Trial at the 22nd annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific...

2010-09-22 19:56:35

Implantation of a new bioprosthetic-tissue valve into the hearts of patients who have severe aortic stenosis and are too sick or too old for open-heart surgery has been found to both save lives and improve the quality of those lives, according to a new multicenter study, to be published online at 2 p.m. Pacific time today in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study will also be presented at 8 a.m. Pacific time at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics Conference in Washington,...

2010-09-22 16:01:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- One-year data from the PARTNER clinical trial, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, demonstrate that transcatheter aortic-valve implantation, compared with standard therapy, resulted in significantly lower rates of death among patients who cannot undergo surgery for aortic stenosis. The results will be presented tomorrow as a Late Breaking Trial at the 22nd annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium....

2010-08-27 07:49:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- When Doris Snyder celebrated her 102nd birthday on August 10, she was that much closer to the expected birth of her first great-granddaughter who's due to arrive early September. She is very excited about the milestone, which might not have been possible were it not for a cutting-edge, experimental procedure that replaced one of Doris' heart valves weeks earlier when she was 101. The valve had been rendered useless by aortic valve stenosis--hardening from...

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2009-03-23 14:00:31

Robin Williams has undergone heart surgery to replace his aortic valve, the U.S. actor and comedian's publicist said. Usmagazine.com reported Monday that the 57-year-old entertainer is resting comfortably after having the operation last Friday. Mr. Williams' operation went extremely well and we expect him to make a full recovery, Dr. A. Marc Gillinov, a staff cardiothoracic surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic, told the magazine. The 3 1/2-hour heart surgery was conducted to replace his aortic...


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