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2013-12-05 23:50:36

Mental performance preserved throughout two years after catheter-based implantation of an aortic valve prosthesis Aortic valve stenosis is the most frequent heart valve defect of older people in Europe – the cause is usually increasing calcification of this important valve. In patients at high and excessive risk, conventional cardiac surgery is often no therapeutic option. For these patients, transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) remains the only opportunity. However, this...

2013-11-19 23:02:53

New Findings by Research Team, Including Researchers from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Showing Mitral Valve Replacement May Be More Effective Than Mitral Valve Repair Reported at AHA Scientific Sessions 2013 and in New England Journal of Medicine New York, NY (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 The Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network (CTSN), whose Data and Clinical Coordinating Center is at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, is reporting for the first time evidence on whether...

2013-11-13 13:56:31

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen, Rigshospitalet and Herlev Hospital have identified a clear link between narrowed heart valves and a special lipoprotein in the blood. In the long term, the research may well help to prevent valvular heart disease. The new findings have just been published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Aortic valve stenosis (AS) – in which the opening of the aortic valve is narrowed – affects 2-7 percent of the Danish population aged...

2013-11-06 23:02:04

Dr. Stewart Appointed Director of Aortic Surgery and Co-Director of the Valve Center in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai New York, NY (PRWEB) November 06, 2013 The Mount Sinai Hospital is pleased to announce leading cardiac surgeon, Allan S. Stewart, MD, has been appointed Director of Aortic Surgery and Co-Director of the Valve Center in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Dr. Stewart joins Mount Sinai from NewYork-Presbyterian...

2013-11-05 11:53:57

Loyola University Medical Center is the only Chicago hospital participating in a landmark clinical trial of an artificial aortic heart valve that does not require open heart surgery. First results from the trial were announced at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium in San Francisco. Results were positive, with high survival rates and low rates of stroke. “This is a major breakthrough,” said Fred Leya, MD, co-principal investigator at the Loyola...


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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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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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