Latest Aortic valvuloplasty Stories

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.

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.

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.

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.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.