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Blood Pressure Cuff Before Bypass Surgery Lowers Heart Damage Risk
2013-08-18 03:57:15

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Using a blood pressure cuff on the upper arm of a patient just prior to heart bypass surgery could limit damage of the heart and improve long-term odds of survival, claims new research appearing in Saturday’s edition of The Lancet. The practice is known as “remote ischemic preconditioning,” and according to HealthDay News it involves using the cuff to briefly cut off and then restore blood supply to the arm. Now, researchers...

2013-08-14 12:22:08

In a study that included patients with mitral valve regurgitation due to a condition known as flail mitral valve leaflets, performance of early surgical correction compared with initial medical management was associated with greater long-term survival and lower risk of heart failure, according to a study in the August 14 issue of JAMA. "Degenerative mitral regurgitation [backflow of blood from the left ventricle to the left atrium due to mitral valve insufficiency] is common and can be...

2013-08-14 11:56:21

Mayo Clinic-led international study challenges long-held belief Patients with severe mitral valve regurgitation who are otherwise healthy should have mitral valve repair surgery sooner rather than later, even if they feel no symptoms, a Mayo Clinic-led study by U.S. and European researchers found. The results challenge the long-held belief that it is safer to "watch and wait" until a patient has symptoms, such as shortness of breath. This is the largest study to show that patients who...

2013-08-14 09:31:29

Doctors at Henry Ford Hospital have created a new route to the heart to implant an artificial heart valve by temporarily connecting major blood vessels that do not normally intersect. In a July 3 operation on 79-year-old Viola Waller of Charlevoix, physicians performed a world-first cardiac procedure when it became evident that other means would not work. "I knew of an experimental technique that had not yet been done in humans, and I had a patient with no other options who was failing...

2013-08-06 09:22:01

Improving communication and strengthening teamwork among cardiac surgery teams are among recommendations for reducing preventable mistakes in the cardiac operating room, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association. The statement reviewed evidence-based research focused on communication within and between teams, the physical workspace and the organizational culture of the cardiac operating room and provides recommendations for improving patient safety. It is...

2013-07-31 23:36:04

First "TAVR" Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in Eastern Idaho is performed to provide treatment for Aortic Stenosis. It is the first time to ever to be performed in Eastern Idaho. Pocatello, Idaho (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 Portneuf Medical Center has become the first hospital in Eastern Idaho to offer a new FDA-approved procedure to treat severe aortic stenosis (narrowing of aortic valve opening) by replacing the aortic valve with a prosthetic valve, without the need for open...


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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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