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2013-05-28 12:25:01

A new guideline from the American Academy of Neurology will help people who take blood thinners decide whether or not to take them during surgery or other medical procedures. The guideline is published in the May 28, 2013, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. People who have had a stroke often take blood thinners such as aspirin or warfarin to prevent another stroke. Blood thinners, or anticlotting drugs, are also used to prevent a first...

2013-05-23 08:27:17

-Longer-Term Animal Data Suggests Tiara Device for the Transcatheter Treatment of Mitral Valve Disease Appears Safe and Well Tolerated TSX Venture Exchange: NVC PARIS and VANCOUVER, May 23, 2013 /CNW/ - Neovasc Inc. (TSXV: NVC), a developer of novel technologies to treat vascular disease, reported that positive animal data from its Tiara(TM) program for the transcatheter treatment of mitral valve disease was presented today at EuroPCR 2013, the annual meeting of the European...

2013-03-10 12:20:20

SAN FRANCISCO, March 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced data from the EVEREST II (Endovascular Valve Edge-to-Edge REpair STudy) High Surgical Risk cohort evaluating the company's first-in-class catheter-based MitraClip(®) System for the treatment of mitral regurgitation (MR). Findings were presented today at the 62nd Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology in San Francisco. Abbott's MitraClip system, an investigational device in the...

2013-01-14 12:24:51

CHICAGO, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenix Cardiac Devices, Inc., a medical device company with a novel method of repairing leaky heart valves without open-heart surgery, has enrolled its first patient in a clinical trial aimed at achieving CE Mark approval in Europe. The trial will assess the safety and efficacy of the BACE(TM) device, an adjustable tension band that encircles the heart and supports the mitral valve leaflets so they close properly to prevent the back flow of blood into...

2012-10-03 06:29:59

Prosthetics can be enlarged as children grow, reducing need for future replacement surgeries BOSTON, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Surgeons at Boston Children's Hospital have successfully implanted a modified version of an expandable prosthetic heart valve in several children with mitral valve disease. Unlike traditional prosthetic valves that have a fixed diameter, the expandable valve can be enlarged as a child grows, thus potentially avoiding the repeat valve replacement...

2012-08-29 06:55:25

Findings published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons lead researchers to devise a patient safety plan to decrease complications for the benefit of patients and hospitals Postoperative complications are the most significant independent risk factor leading to 30-day hospital readmissions among general surgery patients, according to a new exploratory study published in the September issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. "Hospital readmissions are the...

2012-06-26 02:27:26

Two Local Seniors Share Their Story CINCINNATI, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly one in every eight Americans aged 75 and older will be diagnosed with valvular heart disease. Many of these patients suffer from a severe form of valve disease that requires their diseased aortic valve to be replaced. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has been studied in clinical trials for patients whose heart valves need replacing, but are at increased risk for open-heart...

2012-05-14 02:27:14

--Presentations will Highlight Promising Results from Animal Studies-- TSX Venture Exchange: NVC VANCOUVER, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Neovasc Inc. (TSXV: NVC), a developer of novel technologies to treat vascular disease, today announced that its Tiara(TM) technology under development for the transcatheter treatment of mitral valve disease will be featured in three scientific sessions at EuroPCR 2012, the annual meeting of the European Association for Percutaneous Cardiovascular...

2012-05-10 20:23:10

Patients with mitral regurgitation, a type of valvular heart disease common in the elderly, are living longer after surgery, Yale School of Medicine researchers report in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. Surgery that replaces or repairs the mitral valve remains the definitive therapy for symptomatic mitral regurgitation, but surgery carries considerable risks of mortality and complications such as infection and renal failure. Led by John A. Dodson, M.D., a...

2012-03-01 01:52:53

Patients who had leaky mitral heart valves repaired along with bypass surgery had with healthier hearts than those who had bypass only, according to new research presented in the American Heart Association's Emerging Science Series webinar. The mitral valve separates the heart's left atrium (upper chamber) from the left ventricle (lower chamber). It has two flaps, or cusps, and if the flaps don't close properly, the valve will leak. "Many patients who need bypass surgery have mild to...