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2014-03-24 23:24:56

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center marked a milestone in cardiac care after completing its 1,000th transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a procedure for patients who need a new heart valve but are too sick to undergo open-heart surgery. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 Pioneered by Newyork-presbyterian/columbia Experts, Minimally Invasive Procedure Offers New Hope for Patients Unable to Undergo Open-heart Surgery NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University...

2014-03-21 08:24:33

CHICAGO, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Allegations continue surrounding the testing of two annuloplasty rings, invented by the chief of cardiac surgery, Dr. Patrick McCarthy at Northwestern University, the Myxo Ring, and the IMR Ring (invented by McCarthy, and colleagues). Both rings were implanted in patients, allegedly, without their consent. These rings considered to be similar to the pre-existing devices, which never underwent FDA approval or FDA registration for legal sales on...

2014-03-10 12:26:31

Launch of Transcatheter Technologies In Australia and China In 2014 Will Be Major Growth Driver, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that the Asia Pacific heart valve device market will more than double through 2022 with the introduction of transcatheter heart valves. Already available in South Korea, these devices are expected to be launched in China and Australia this year and in India in 2016....

2014-03-07 08:25:44

DUBLIN, Mar. 07, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/hsgjjr/european_patient ) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of European Patient Flow & Epidemiology : Aortic Valve Disease Care Track" report to their offering. (Logo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) This report provides insights into Aortic Valve Disease epidemiology with key indicators such as prevalence and incidence before analyzing...

2014-03-03 16:25:23

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following new allegations in Sunday's Fresno Bee, that a heart surgeon repeatedly left surgeries before closing up patients' chests, Consumer Watchdog called upon the state's medical board and attorney general to act against the doctor and hospital involved. "The California public cannot feel safe about their medical care if heart surgeons are free to go to lunch before finishing open heart surgeries, then face no...

2014-02-27 23:04:25

Medical professionals from around the world gathered in Orlando, Fla. to present research updates, discuss patient management and advances in the field of cardiology from before birth through adulthood at Cardiology 2014 Philadelphia, Pa. (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 An international group of more than 1000 medical experts gathered at the nation’s largest pediatric cardiology conference from Feb. 19-23 to discuss the latest innovations in detection and treatment of congenital heart disease...

2014-02-24 23:03:53

Susquehanna Health (SH) Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Michael Lazar combines the art of caring with the science of healing using an innovative technique and new technology that helps patients avoid sudden death due to blood clots in the arteries, heart and veins. This minimally invasive therapy uses the AngioVac Cannula to remove the undesirable intravascular material and offers patients an option over open heart surgery that reduces risk and recovery time. Williamsport, PA (PRWEB) February...

2014-02-22 08:20:28

Valve Clinic Team first in U.S. to utilize new valve that could give more patients the opportunity for treatment CLEARWATER, Fla., Feb. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two years ago Morton Plant Hospital was the first in the Tampa Bay area to perform an advanced surgical procedure for severe symptomatic aortic stenosis called Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR). Now, Morton Plant Hospital is expanding its Valve Clinic and TAVR programs with another first, utilizing the newly FDA approved...

Rhythm Needed By Babies' Hearts To Develop Correctly
2014-02-19 13:58:37

David Salisbury - Vanderbilt Universtiy To develop correctly, baby hearts need rhythm…even before they have blood to pump. “We have discovered that mechanical forces are important when making baby hearts,” said Mary Kathryn Sewell-Loftin, a Vanderbilt graduate student working with a team of Vanderbilt engineers, scientists and clinicians attempting to grow replacement heart valves from a patient’s own cells. In an article published last month in the journal Biomaterials the...

2014-02-19 12:28:22

Sets Stage for Expanded Adoption Of CARILLON® Mitral Contour System® KIRKLAND, Wash., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardiac Dimensions(®),( )Inc. today announced that the Company's CARILLON(® )Mitral Contour System(® )has received German Neue Untersuchungs und Behandlungsmethoden (NUB) Status 1 approval across 120 leading hospitals in Germany, a decision from German regulators that may positively influence reimbursement from insurance companies for the costs of CARILLON...


Latest Cardiac surgery Reference Libraries

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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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