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2013-08-14 09:31:29

Doctors at Henry Ford Hospital have created a new route to the heart to implant an artificial heart valve by temporarily connecting major blood vessels that do not normally intersect. In a July 3 operation on 79-year-old Viola Waller of Charlevoix, physicians performed a world-first cardiac procedure when it became evident that other means would not work. "I knew of an experimental technique that had not yet been done in humans, and I had a patient with no other options who was failing...

2013-07-31 23:36:04

First "TAVR" Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in Eastern Idaho is performed to provide treatment for Aortic Stenosis. It is the first time to ever to be performed in Eastern Idaho. Pocatello, Idaho (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 Portneuf Medical Center has become the first hospital in Eastern Idaho to offer a new FDA-approved procedure to treat severe aortic stenosis (narrowing of aortic valve opening) by replacing the aortic valve with a prosthetic valve, without the need for open...

2013-07-17 23:24:13

Colorado company paves way for commercial sale of first serviceable bioprosthetic valve. Denver, Colo. (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 ValveXchange®, Inc., has submitted the European product approval application for the world’s first serviceable bioprosthetic heart valve, moving a step closer to commercial sale of an advanced heart valve that eliminates many common problems for cardiac valve patients. DEKRA Certification, the notified body to which ValveXchange submitted the application,...


Latest Heart valve Reference Libraries

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2013-01-01 11:25:12

The heart is a part of the circulatory system, and is considered one of the most vital organs of the human body. It is about the size of a fist, has a mass of approximately 300 grams, and its main function is to contract and produce enough pressure to circulate blood throughout the body. The top of the heart where the veins and arteries all connect is called the base. The pointed lower tip of the heart is called the apex. The coronary sulcus is a deep groove that runs horizontally across the...

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