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2011-12-12 16:17:54

Patients with life-threatening heart valve disease could be helped with alternative scanning techniques that provide greater insight into the condition Patients with life-threatening heart valve disease could be helped with alternative scanning techniques that provide greater insight into the condition. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh used an imaging technique that could help predict which patients will need open heart surgery to replace their heart valves, and improve...

2011-11-15 17:38:00

Only top 7% of U.S. hospitals OK'd for valve that doesn't require open heart surgery SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center announced today that it is among the first U.S. hospitals to receive approval to perform a new nonsurgical heart valve replacement procedure, the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR). TAVR is significant because it does not require open chest surgery, giving hope for heart patients with...

2011-11-11 01:50:34

2-year study of transcatheter aortic valve replacement demonstrates continued superiority over standard therapy A two-year study of patients in the landmark PARTNER trial, which compared transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in patients who have severe aortic stenosis and are not candidates for open heart surgery, confirm the one-year findings and support the role of TAVR as the standard of care. Trial results were presented today at the 23rd annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular...

2011-11-02 16:17:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first artificial heart valve that can replace an aortic heart valve damaged by senile aortic valve stenosis without open-heart surgery. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO ) Senile aortic valve stenosis is a progressive, age-related disease caused by calcium deposits on the aortic valve that cause the valve to narrow. As the heart works harder to...

2011-10-13 07:34:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: CRY), a leading tissue processing and medical device company focused on cardiac and vascular surgery, announced today that ValveXchange, Inc., a company in which CryoLife owns a minority interest, has completed the first three human implants with its novel Vitality(TM) two-part heart valve system. The surgeries were performed in Asuncion, Paraguay and took place on Sept. 26 and 27, 2011. Three men aged 49, 62 and 72 received...

2011-10-13 05:00:00

KIRKLAND, Wash., Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardiac Dimensions(®),( )Inc. today announced that it had named sales and marketing executive Omari V. Bouknight its Vice President of Sales and Marketing, effective Oct. 12. He reports directly to President and Chief Executive Officer Rick Stewart. Bouknight has primary responsibility for the commercialization of the CARILLON(®) Mitral Contour System((TM)) throughout Europe. The CARILLON system, which...

2011-10-03 15:21:42

University Hospitals Case Medical Center physician-scientists participate in new multidisciplinary program and clinical trial Among individuals 65 years and older, as many as 30 percent have aortic valve sclerosis or stenosis and as a result of their deteriorating health, they cannot enjoy a normal lifestyle. "The aortic valve is a gatekeeper," says Marco Costa, MD, of University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical in Cleveland. "If it isn't functioning properly, there is less blood flow to the...

2011-09-30 13:05:00

CLEVELAND, Sep. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Among individuals 65 years and older, as many as 30 percent have aortic valve sclerosis or stenosis and as a result of their deteriorating health, cannot enjoy a normal lifestyle. "The aortic valve is a gatekeeper," says Marco Costa, MD, of University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical in Cleveland. "If it isn't functioning properly, there is less blood flow to the body and patients may experience fatigue, fainting, stroke, poor kidney function and heart...

2011-09-29 16:47:00

KIRKLAND, Wash., Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardiac Dimensions®, Inc. today announced that it has received Conformite Europeenne (CE) Mark approval for a newly enhanced version of its CARILLON® Mitral Contour System(TM), a novel therapy for treating heart failure patients suffering from functional mitral regurgitation (FMR). Receipt of the CE Mark enables Cardiac Dimensions to initiate a commercial launch of the enhanced device in Europe, which the...

2011-09-13 23:10:03

While the incidence of the life-threatening condition of aortic dissection is significantly higher than in the general population, it remains low among patients with the congenital heart defect, bicuspid aortic valve; however, the incidence of aortic aneurysms is significantly high, according to a study in the September 14 issue of JAMA. Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV; defect of the aortic valve that results in the formation of two flaps that open and close, instead of the normal three) is the...


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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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