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2012-05-15 06:29:21

NATICK, Mass., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) announces results from the REPRISE I feasibility trial, which evaluated the acute safety of the Lotus(TM) Aortic Valve System in patients with severe aortic valve disease. The Lotus Aortic Valve System is the first transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) device of its kind that is designed to minimize aortic regurgitation (leaking) and is both fully repositionable and retrievable prior to release....

2012-05-10 20:23:10

Patients with mitral regurgitation, a type of valvular heart disease common in the elderly, are living longer after surgery, Yale School of Medicine researchers report in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. Surgery that replaces or repairs the mitral valve remains the definitive therapy for symptomatic mitral regurgitation, but surgery carries considerable risks of mortality and complications such as infection and renal failure. Led by John A. Dodson, M.D., a...

2012-05-09 02:27:14

BETHLEHEM, Pa., May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Micro Interventional Devices, Inc.(TM) (MID), an emerging cardiovascular medical device company, announced today the close of $500,000 in bridge financing to advance the clinical development of the company's lead technology, Permaseal(TM). MID expects to initiate the 40-patient trial (STASIS) in Europe in the third quarter of 2012 with top-line data available by Q4 2012. Life Sciences Greenhouse of Central Pennsylvania (LSGPA) joined current MID...

2012-04-23 02:28:26

NATICK, Mass., April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) announces that it has completed enrollment in the REPRISE I clinical trial, which is designed to evaluate the acute safety of the Lotus(TM) Aortic Valve System, the first transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) device of its kind for patients with severe aortic valve stenosis that is both fully repositionable and retrievable prior to release. This prospective, single-arm feasibility study enrolled...

2012-04-19 12:31:46

Leading Middle East cardiologists call for adoption of rheumatic heart disease screening and prevention programs at the World Congress of Cardiology Patients with rheumatic heart disease (RHD) are being admitted to hospital too late to prevent the need for heart surgery, according to a new study carried out by doctors in Yemen and presented today at the World Congress of Cardiology. RHD is a devastating consequence of repeated episodes of rheumatic fever. The disease progresses over...

2012-04-10 13:49:15

TAVI improves heart function and exercise capacity German researchers report success with transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) in patients with low-flow, low-gradient aortic stenosis–a special form of aortic stenosis that is difficult to treat. Results published in the April issue of Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, the peer-reviewed journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), show that while all-cause mortality was high...

2012-04-10 12:24:34

TAVI Improves Heart Function and Exercise Capacity German researchers report success with transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) in patients with low-flow, low-gradient aortic stenosis–a special form of aortic stenosis that is difficult to treat. Results published in the April issue of Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, the peer-reviewed journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), show that while all-cause mortality was high...

2012-03-27 06:23:41

PHILADELPHIA, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Physician-researchers from the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia presented new findings on pediatric cardiovascular disease this week at the American College of Cardiology's 61st Annual Scientific Sessions in Chicago. During abstract presentations they described: stress and depression in women carrying a baby with congenital heart disease (CHD), research showing that acute occlusive artery injury is common in...

2012-03-26 18:49:57

Patients diagnosed with aortic stenosis who are too sick for open-heart surgery have better survival rates and an improved quality of life after undergoing catheter-based heart valve replacement than if the patients had been treated with standard medical therapy, according to a study authored by a Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute physician based on results from a multicenter clinical trial. The study, published online today by the New England Journal of Medicine, will appear in the May 3 print...


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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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