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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...

2014-02-05 20:27:00

Significant Medical Milestone Achieved During American Heart Month AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Feb. 4, 2014, physicians with Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons and Austin Heart performed the 100(th) transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure at Heart Hospital of Austin. TAVR is a catheter-based valve replacement procedure that offers an alternative to traditional, open-chest surgery in some patients. TAVR consists of inserting a valve--which is...

2014-02-04 12:27:22

PinnacleHealth Implants Newly Approved Device to Replace Failing Aortic Valves HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- PinnacleHealth CardioVascular Institute recently became the first hospital in the country to implant via direct aortic access the Trans Catheter CoreValve® after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. Dr. Brijeshwar Maini and Dr. Mubashir Mumtaz, co-directors of the Heart Valve Clinic at PinnacleHealth, were also the first in...

2014-01-30 12:28:23

DETROIT, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in the U.S., doctors at Henry Ford Hospital have used an artificial heart valve designed for aortic valve replacement to repair a mitral valve that was narrowed with calcium buildup. And they did it all through a catheter. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140130/DE56074 ) Approximately 5 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with heart valve disease each year. With an aging population that is often too frail...

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...

2014-01-28 23:21:16

Dr. Lucas W. Henn performed an aortic valve replacement using minimally invasive techniques and a 10-centimeter incision. The surgery was performed at St. Elizabeth Health Center. Youngstown, OH (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 Clyde Stratman never felt a pain in his chest, but in the back of his mind he harbored the idea that he could be at risk for heart trouble. Both of his parents died as a result of problems with their hearts and heart disease often runs in families. So, the 75-year-old...

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 16:22:15

CoreValve® System Enables Morristown Medical Center to Treat Patients with Aortic Stenosis Who Are Unable to Undergo Surgery MORRISTOWN, N.J., Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Medical Center today became the first hospital in the tri-state area to adopt a new minimally invasive medical device to treat patients with severe aortic stenosis who are too ill or frail to have their aortic valves replaced trough traditional open-heart surgery....

2014-01-21 23:03:14

DeZURIK will exhibit a wide variety of valves styles at the Society of Mining Engineers (SME) Annual Meeting & Exhibition February 23-26, 2014 in Salt Lake City, UT. Sartell, MN (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 DeZURIK, a leading manufacturer and provider of valve solutions for the mining industry, will exhibit a wide variety of valves styles at the Society of Mining Engineers (SME) Annual Meeting & Exhibition is February 23 – 26, 2014 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake...

2014-01-16 23:02:54

Transparency Market Research Report published "Cardiac Prosthetic Devices Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" to its database. Browse the full report with TOC at http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/cardiac-prosthetic-market.html. Albany, New York, USA (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Cardiac Prosthetic Devices Market (Mechanical Heart Valves,...


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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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