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2014-04-14 23:00:39

A team of Washington University cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons recently were first in the region, outside clinical trials, to use the new CoreValve System when performing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures. The two patients who received the self-expandable valve, both considered to be at extreme-risk for traditional aortic valve replacement, are recovering at home. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 Specialists at the Washington University and...

2014-04-11 23:24:34

Valves in the Heart of the Big Apple is the premiere international scientific conference providing state-of-the art information on the diagnosis, evaluation, intervention, surgical management and treatment of heart valve disease. Through state-of-the-art lectures, Meet the Expert and teaching sessions, hands-on classes and more, it will get to the core of this emerging public health issue. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 The Sixth Annual Joint Scientific Session of the Heart Valve...

2014-04-09 16:26:11

ROSEVILLE, Minn., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tendyne Holdings, Inc. ("Tendyne"), a privately held clinical stage medical device company developing technologies for transcatheter mitral valve replacement, announced today that it has secured $25 million in an oversubscribed Series C financing led by Apple Tree Partners, along with Boulle Group members and other existing investors. Proceeds will be used for validation of Tendyne's novel Transcatheter Mitral Valve Implant to treat...

2014-04-02 08:34:41

At One Year, Patients Showed Significantly Lower Fatality and Improved Quality of Life HARRISBURG, Pa., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Results from a groundbreaking study performed at PinnacleHealth were revealed this weekend at the American College of Cardiology's 2014 Scientific Sessions and simultaneously published in The New England Journal of Medicine. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140402/MN95343) "In patients with aortic valve stenosis, the self-expanding...

2014-04-02 00:23:28

These and Other Studies Reinforce Global Commitment to the Development of Innovative Therapies to Improve Care for Patients with Cardiovascular Disease NATICK, Mass., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reinforcing its position as a global leader in bringing new therapies to patients with heart and cardiovascular disease, Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) reported favorable results in studies related to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), platinum chromium stent platforms and...

2014-03-31 13:26:39

Among patients undergoing aortic valve replacement using a catheter tube, a comparison of two types of heart valve technologies, balloon-expandable or self-expandable valve systems, found a greater rate of device success with the balloon-expandable valve, according to a JAMA study released online to coincide with presentation at the 2014 American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has emerged as a new option for patients with severe...

2014-03-31 13:22:25

The most frequently used mechanical circulatory assist device in the world may have untapped potential, physicians say. One of many uses for the intra-aortic balloon pump is helping ensure adequate oxygen and blood delivery to a heart struggling to resume beating in the aftermath of coronary bypass surgery, said Dr. Mary Arthur, cardiovascular anesthesiologist at the Medical College of Georgia and Georgia Regents Health System. However physicians have been advised not to use the balloon...

2014-03-31 12:28:59

U-M's Dr. Aimee Armstrong reports valve had low rates of narrowing, leakage, and other adverse events, during American College of Cardiology meeting ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first post-FDA approval study of a non-surgically implanted replacement pulmonary valve showed strong short- and mid-term results for the device in patients with certain congenital heart defects, according to research presented by a U-M pediatric interventional cardiologist...

2014-03-26 12:29:52

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Devices Will See Rapid Adoption, But Are Unlikely to Match Success Seen in US and Europe, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that the Latin American market for heart valve devices will approach $200 million by 2022, with rapid growth driven largely by favorable demographics and the rising adoption of transcatheter heart valve (THV) products, including...

2014-03-25 16:26:29

Thought Leaders Present Cases with Etiologies That Lead to End-Stage Biventricular Heart Failure, Including Cardiac Tumor, Transplant Rejection, Ventricular Septal Defect and Chagas Disease TUCSON, Ariz., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thought leaders in the U.S. heart transplant and mechanical device field recently detailed the best practices for a growing list of uses for the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, demonstrating how the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE...


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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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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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