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2013-11-20 00:21:07

Journal features transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) outcomes study PLANO, Texas, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first of its kind transcatheter heart valve therapy for the treatment of severe aortic stenosis showed positive results related to in-hospital mortality rate and stroke, according to research published in the Nov. 20 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Led locally, at The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, by Michael J....

2013-11-19 23:02:53

New Findings by Research Team, Including Researchers from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Showing Mitral Valve Replacement May Be More Effective Than Mitral Valve Repair Reported at AHA Scientific Sessions 2013 and in New England Journal of Medicine New York, NY (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 The Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network (CTSN), whose Data and Clinical Coordinating Center is at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, is reporting for the first time evidence on whether...

2013-11-19 16:23:38

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study published by The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery confirms MICS CABG (minimally invasive cardiac surgery/coronary artery bypass grafting) is a safe and feasible procedure that ensures positive outcomes. Published on Nov 1(st), the article brings light to the open-heart surgery alternative pioneered by Medical Director and cardiothoracic surgeon, Joseph T. McGinn of The Heart Institute at Staten Island...

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...

2013-11-15 12:25:05

Patients In Germany Receive New Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation Devices Specially Designed For Total Control And Accurate Deployment NATICK, Mass., Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Marking a major step forward in the evolution of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) technology, the first two commercial implants of the Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) Lotus(TM) Valve System have taken place in a German hospital. Prof. Dr. med. Gerhard Schuler and Prof. Dr. med....

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...

2013-11-13 08:28:46

TSX Venture Exchange: NVC VANCOUVER, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Neovasc Inc. (TSXV: NVC) today announced that the first patent covering the company's innovative Tiara(TM) transcatheter mitral valve replacement technology has been issued by the US Patent and Trademark Office. The new patent protects key aspects of the Tiara mitral valve prosthesis. It is the first patent to issue from a portfolio of US and international patent applications Neovasc has filed aimed at...


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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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