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2013-11-19 12:45:51

Therapeutic hypothermia – cooling the body and brain down to 33°C – is the method used worldwide to treat cardiac arrest, even though a lower body temperature may raise the risk of side-effects. However, keeping the temperature steady at 36°C is just as effective, a study led by Lund University researchers has found. "Our results show that it is just as effective – both for survival and recovery of neurological function – to focus on avoiding the fever that accompanies cardiac...

2013-11-18 20:49:39

Jose Augusto Barreto-Filho, M.D., Ph.D., of the Federal University of Sergipe and the Clinica e Hospital Sao Lucas, Sergipe, Brazil, and colleagues assessed procedure rates and outcomes of surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR) among 82,755,924 Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries between 1999 and 2011. "Aortic valve disease in the United States is a major cardiovascular problem that is likely to grow as the population ages. Aortic valve replacement is the standard treatment even for...

2013-11-18 20:48:32

Michael J. Mack, M.D., of the Baylor Health Care System, Plano, Texas, and colleagues describe the experience in the U.S. with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), including patient selection, procedural details, and in-hospital and 30-day outcomes following TAVR, a less invasive procedure than open heart-valve surgery for replacing the aortic valve in the heart. In November 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved use of a valve that could be implanted using a...

2013-11-17 23:01:39

Findings Reported at AHA Scientific Sessions 2013 by Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Reveal the Economic Impact of HAIs Following Cardiac Surgery New York, NY (PRWEB) November 17, 2013 After cardiac surgery, healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are common complications associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and use of resources. Study findings reported at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013 by investigators from the Cardiothoracic Surgical...

2013-11-13 13:56:31

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen, Rigshospitalet and Herlev Hospital have identified a clear link between narrowed heart valves and a special lipoprotein in the blood. In the long term, the research may well help to prevent valvular heart disease. The new findings have just been published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Aortic valve stenosis (AS) – in which the opening of the aortic valve is narrowed – affects 2-7 percent of the Danish population aged...

2013-11-06 23:02:04

Dr. Stewart Appointed Director of Aortic Surgery and Co-Director of the Valve Center in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai New York, NY (PRWEB) November 06, 2013 The Mount Sinai Hospital is pleased to announce leading cardiac surgeon, Allan S. Stewart, MD, has been appointed Director of Aortic Surgery and Co-Director of the Valve Center in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Dr. Stewart joins Mount Sinai from NewYork-Presbyterian...

2013-11-05 11:53:57

Loyola University Medical Center is the only Chicago hospital participating in a landmark clinical trial of an artificial aortic heart valve that does not require open heart surgery. First results from the trial were announced at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium in San Francisco. Results were positive, with high survival rates and low rates of stroke. “This is a major breakthrough,” said Fred Leya, MD, co-principal investigator at the Loyola...

2013-11-01 23:04:33

The global cardiovascular surgical devices market was valued at $29.7 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach nearly $31.7 billion in 2013. BCC Research projects the market to grow to nearly $47.2 billion by 2018, and register a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.3% from 2013 to 2018. Wellesley, MA (PRWEB) November 01, 2013 According to a new technical market research report, Cardiovascular Surgical Devices: Technologies and Global Markets from BCC Research...


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2010-10-14 16:46:25

The artificial heart, a mechanical heart replacement, is typically used in order to bridge the time to heart transplant or to replace the heart in case a transplant is impossible. Often ventricular assist devices are confused with mechanical hearts because the assist the heart through pumps. They are also different from a cardiopulmonary bypass machine which is an external device used to provide the function of the heart and lungs. CPBs are usually only used for a few hours at a time,...

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