Latest Aortic valvuloplasty Stories

2009-02-11 09:10:01

When 91-year-old Irvin Lafferty was diagnosed with severe blockage of his heart valve"”hardening that is formally known as aortic valve stenosis"”open-heart surgery was out of the question.  He'd already survived quadruple bypass while in his 50s, and having lived almost a century, Lafferty wasn't a good candidate for heart surgery for many reasons.  His local cardiologist referred him to surgical and interventional specialists at Chicago's Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute...

2007-11-01 18:00:45

Hansen Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: HNSN) announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire AorTx, Inc., of Redwood City, Calif. AorTx is an early stage developer of "percutaneous" or catheter-based valve technology. This acquisition will allow Hansen Medical to leverage its Sensei(TM) Robotic Catheter system, which is currently marketed for electrophysiology procedures, into the rapidly developing market for percutaneous heart valve therapy. "It has been a core element of our...

Word of the Day
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.