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Latest Mitral regurgitation Stories

2009-09-22 14:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Twelve-month data from EVEREST II (Endovascular Valve Edge-to-Edge REpair STudy) study high-risk registry arm presented today at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) Conference in San Francisco show that high risk patients with functional mitral regurgitation (MR) following valve repair with the MitraClip(R) system showed a reduction in mitral annular dimension, improvement in heart function and a reduction in hospitalization for...

2009-09-22 14:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Sustained reduction of mitral regurgitation following mitral valve repair with the MitraClip(R) system in patients with degenerative mitral regurgitation (DMR) or functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) led to heart function improvements, according to 12-month data from a subset of the initial registry cohort of the EVEREST (Endovascular Valve Edge-to-Edge REpair STudy) studies presented today at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT)...

2009-09-16 07:45:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Guided Delivery Systems, Inc. ("GDS") announced the first successful percutaneous implantation of the GDS Accucinch(R) System for mitral valve repair. The procedure was performed by Prof. Dr. med. Joachim Schofer of Medizinisches Versorgungszentrum, Hamburg University Cardiovascular Center in Hamburg, Germany. The GDS Accucinch System significantly reduced the patient's mitral regurgitation without requiring open heart surgery. Dr. Schofer...

2009-09-13 07:36:29

Fears about surgical risk, lack of awareness affect surgery referrals Overblown fears about surgical risk and lack of awareness about the risk of not operating are among the reasons only half of eligible patients were referred for mitral valve repair, according to a study by doctors at the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center. A leaking mitral valve, known as mitral regurgitation or mitral insuffiency, can lead to fatigue, abnormal heart rhythms with irregular heart beats, and...

2009-09-10 15:05:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill. and MENLO PARK, Calif., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today a definitive agreement to acquire the outstanding equity of Evalve, Inc., the global leader in the development of devices for minimally invasive repair of cardiac mitral valves. The acquisition provides Abbott with a presence in the growing area of non-surgical treatment for structural heart disease, in which physicians use catheter-based devices to repair or replace basic...

2009-09-09 12:00:00

MENLO PARK, Calif., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Evalve, Inc., the leader in the development of devices for the percutaneous repair of cardiac valves, today announced treatment of the first group of patients with the MitraClip((R)) system at the Elisabethinen Krankenhaus, Linz, Austria. The MitraClip((R)) system is the only medical device commercially available in the European Union which provides a non-surgical mitral valve repair option for patients suffering from the effects of functional...

2009-08-24 12:00:00

MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Evalve, Inc., the leader in the development of devices for the percutaneous repair of cardiac valves, today announced treatment of the first group of patients with the MitraClip(R) system at the Karolinska University Hospital in Solna, Stockholm, Sweden. The MitraClip(R) system is the only medical device commercially available in the European Union which provides a non-surgical mitral valve repair option for patients suffering from the effects of...

2009-08-12 19:40:00

MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Data published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) indicates that percutaneous valve repair with the MitraClip(R) therapy can reduce acute mitral regurgitation (MR) with sustained freedom from death, surgery or recurrent MR in a substantial proportion of functional and degenerative MR patients. The published data is from the initial cohort of 107 registry patients treated in the EVEREST (Endovascular Valve...

2009-07-27 15:19:00

LOS ANGELES, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Cardiothoracic Surgery Center specializes in cardiothoracic surgery including mitral valve replacement. Fatigue shortness of breath and coughing might not seem like serious symptoms. In fact, most people brush off these seemingly minor symptoms and avoid visiting the doctor. Unfortunately, these simple symptoms can be indications of the need for mitral valve replacement - an open heart surgery that hundreds of thousands of Americans must...

2009-07-06 05:30:00

MINNEAPOLIS, July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ATS Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATSI), manufacturer and marketer of state-of-the-art cardiac surgery products and services, today announced FDA clearance and the first implant of the ATS Simulus(R) Semi-Rigid Annuloplasty Band. The Simulus Semi-Rigid Annuloplasty Band was developed through the Company's collaboration with Genesee BioMedical and represents the latest addition to the expanding portfolio of valve repair products. (Logo:...