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2014-02-05 20:27:00

Significant Medical Milestone Achieved During American Heart Month AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Feb. 4, 2014, physicians with Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons and Austin Heart performed the 100(th) transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure at Heart Hospital of Austin. TAVR is a catheter-based valve replacement procedure that offers an alternative to traditional, open-chest surgery in some patients. TAVR consists of inserting a valve--which is...

2014-02-05 08:30:39

ATLANTA, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: CRY), a leading tissue processing and medical device company focused on cardiac and vascular surgery, announced today that 2013 fourth quarter and year end financial results will be released on Thursday, February 20, 2014. On that day, the Company will hold a teleconference call and live webcast at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss the results, followed by a question and answer session hosted by Steven G. Anderson,...

2014-02-04 12:27:22

PinnacleHealth Implants Newly Approved Device to Replace Failing Aortic Valves HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- PinnacleHealth CardioVascular Institute recently became the first hospital in the country to implant via direct aortic access the Trans Catheter CoreValve® after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. Dr. Brijeshwar Maini and Dr. Mubashir Mumtaz, co-directors of the Heart Valve Clinic at PinnacleHealth, were also the first in...

2014-01-30 12:28:23

DETROIT, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in the U.S., doctors at Henry Ford Hospital have used an artificial heart valve designed for aortic valve replacement to repair a mitral valve that was narrowed with calcium buildup. And they did it all through a catheter. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140130/DE56074 ) Approximately 5 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with heart valve disease each year. With an aging population that is often too frail...

2014-01-29 23:28:54

World of Children Award teams up with an award-winning doctor to provide life-saving heart surgeries for children. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Every year, 1.3 million babies are born with a congenital heart defect, the most common birth defect in the world. Due to a lack of advanced medical care in developing countries around the world, most will not get the surgery they need to survive. Fortunately, heroes like Dr. Nilas Young, recipient of the 2012 World of Children...

2014-01-29 23:25:38

Allegheny General Hospital’s Cardiovascular Institute recently joined a select group of medical centers in the country performing robotically-assisted minimally invasive mitral valve repair surgery. The groundbreaking procedure greatly reduces trauma and other health risks and likely helps patients recover more quickly. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Allegheny General Hospital’s Cardiovascular Institute recently joined a select group of medical centers in the country...

2014-01-28 23:21:16

Dr. Lucas W. Henn performed an aortic valve replacement using minimally invasive techniques and a 10-centimeter incision. The surgery was performed at St. Elizabeth Health Center. Youngstown, OH (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 Clyde Stratman never felt a pain in his chest, but in the back of his mind he harbored the idea that he could be at risk for heart trouble. Both of his parents died as a result of problems with their hearts and heart disease often runs in families. So, the 75-year-old...

2014-01-28 16:24:59

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nonin Medical, a leader in noninvasive medical monitoring, today announced that it has entered into a multi-year distribution agreement with Terumo Cardiovascular Group in Europe. As of January 2014, Terumo Cardiovascular Group will distribute Nonin's SenSmart(TM) Universal Oximetry System to all hospitals in the UK and Ireland. A similar distribution agreement between the two companies for the United States was announced in April 2013. Terumo...

2014-01-27 14:46:56

Operation holds promise for patients with infective endocarditis A potentially fatal bacterial disease of the heart, infective endocarditis frequently affects the heart's tricuspid valve, often resulting in permanent tissue damage. But a reconstructive technique, in which the valve is repaired with a bioscaffold on which new tissue can grow, can give some patients a new lease on life—a lease that has been extended to patients at Temple University Hospital, in Philadelphia, thanks to the...

2014-01-24 23:20:19

Control Southern Mechanical Services has expanded into Florida after completing the acquisition of Southeast Valve, Inc.’s VR certified valve repair center in Jacksonville. Jacksonville, Florida (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 Control Southern Mechanical Services has expanded into Florida after completing the acquisition of Southeast Valve, Inc.’s VR certified valve repair center in Jacksonville. “The talented team of valve service professionals in Jacksonville will allow us to expand our...


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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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