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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...

2011-08-30 18:57:05

Up to 3 years follow-up of 338 patients after CoreValve implantation Since 2007 Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) has become an alternative treatment for elderly patients with severe aortic stenosis at high risk for surgical aortic valve replacement. At present, durability and hemodynamic performance of transcatheter aortic valves remain unclear. Our single center data of the German Heart Center in Munich demonstrates a sustained improvement of hemodynamic performance up to 3...

2011-08-29 14:16:30

(TAVI) for severe aortic stenosis Severe aortic stenosis (AS) is increasing in frequency as the population ages. For a subset of patients in whom surgical conventional aortic valve replacement is excluded due to severe co-morbidities, an alternative to surgical aortic valve replacement — transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVI)- has emerged with a first-in-man case performed in France in 2002 by Pr. Alain Cribier. Since 2002, TAVI has undergone many modifications from first...

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2011-08-09 09:28:50

A new study into the causes of leakage in one of the heart's most complex valve structures could lead to improved diagnosis and treatment of the condition. An estimated 1.6 million Americans suffer moderate to severe leakage through their tricuspid valve, a complex structure that closes off the heart's right ventricle from the right atrium. Most people have at least some leakage in the valve, but what causes the problem is not well understood. A new study, published online in the journal...

2011-08-05 08:00:00

ZHENGZHOU, China, Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Valves Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVVT) ("China Valves" or the "Company"), a leading Chinese metal valve manufacturer, today announced that Intertek Moody Group, a third-party technical services organization, released results for its inspection of a fully welded ball valve product manufactured by Shanghai Pudong Hanwei Valve Co., Ltd. ("Shanghai Hanwei"), one of the Company's subsidiaries. According to the inspection report,...

2011-08-04 08:00:00

ZHENGZHOU, China, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Valves Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVVT) ("China Valves" or the "Company"), a leading Chinese metal valve manufacturer, today announced that the Company will host a conference call at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday August 9, 2011 to discuss its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2011. The call will be hosted by Mr. Jianbao Wang, Chief Executive Officer and Dr. Gang Wei, Chief Financial Officer. Details of...

2011-07-07 07:34:00

ATLANTA, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: CRY), a leading tissue processing and medical device Company focused on cardiac and vascular surgery, announced today a $3.5 million equity investment in ValveXchange® Inc. ValveXchange is a private medical device company that was spun-off out of Cleveland Clinic to develop a lifetime heart valve replacement technology platform featuring exchangeable bioprosthetic leaflets. Under the agreement, CryoLife will...

2011-06-24 23:06:56

 An innovative approach for implanting a new aortic heart valve without open-heart surgery is being offered at Rush University Medical Center to patients with severe aortic stenosis who are at high-risk or not suitable candidates for open heart valve replacement surgery. "This breakthrough technology could save the lives of thousands of patients with heart valve disease who have no other therapeutic options," says Dr. Ziyad Hijazi, director of the Rush Center for Congenital and...

2011-06-17 12:57:00

INDIANAPOLIS, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The St. Francis Heart Center today (June 17, 2011) announced that it has performed the first post-FDA approval surgery in the United States using a new device for treating tricuspid valve disease. Called the Contour 3D(TM) Annuloplasty Ring, the device, which is manufactured by Medtronic, is designed to restore normal valve function by remodeling the natural valve's shape and size. The procedure was performed by Marc Gerdisch, M.D., chief...


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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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