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Latest Heart valve repair Stories

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...

2014-02-28 16:24:30

Valve repair and manufacturing company touts innovative protocol for fast and accurate valve repair and replacement WESTFIELD, Mass., Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Millennium Power Services has launched the Virtual Valve and Parts Program, a cutting-edge data collection and storage system that creates a faster and more accurate valve repair and replacement protocol. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140228/MN74454) The innovative system offers a series of client...

2014-02-18 12:30:32

- Harpoon Has Raised More Than $300,000 in Competitive Grants and Award Funding in Less Than a Year - BALTIMORE, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- University of Maryland (UM) Ventures and Harpoon Medical, Inc. announced today that Harpoon Medical has obtained exclusive rights to a portfolio of technologies for cardiac valve repair from the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). The licensed technology was developed in the Division of Cardiac Surgery at The University of Maryland School...

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...

2014-01-27 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...

2013-12-19 12:28:48

Valve repair can improve the quality of life for patients with debilitating mitral valve disease HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Last week, Brijeshwar Maini, MD, Cardiologist and Director of Cardiovascular Research and Education at PinnacleHealth, and Mubashir Mumtaz, MD, Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at PinnacleHealth, performed the first catheter-based valve repair with the MitraClip® in Pennsylvania following the device's FDA approval. The U.S. Food and...

2013-12-12 23:02:44

Physicians use a catheter-based delivery system to place an expandable heart valve into the bodies of patients with aortic valve stenosis. Abington, PA (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 Abington Health’s Heart and Vascular Institute is now offering an aortic valve replacement option for patients who are unable to undergo open heart surgery. This procedure uses a catheter-based delivery system to place an expandable heart valve into the body. It doesn’t require open-chest surgery and is done...

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...

2013-10-25 23:00:22

The Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Heart & Vascular Center was one of 47 centers nationwide to participate in the medical trial that led to approval of the device by the FDA. St. Louis (PRWEB) October 25, 2013 A device approved today by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) to treat leaky mitral valves was first used in this region as part of a clinical trial at the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Heart & Vascular Center. This new non-surgical alternative for...