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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...

2011-05-04 05:00:00

KIRKLAND, Wash., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardiac Dimensions®, Inc. announced today the initiation of two new clinical studies using the CARILLON® Mitral Contour System(TM), an investigational device for percutaneous treatment of Functional Mitral Regurgitation (FMR). The CARILLON system is a minimally invasive device designed to repair the heart's mitral valve and reduce FMR, a disorder that affects most of the estimated 5 million people in the U.S....

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2011-04-04 11:15:00

Open heart surgery can be avoided by some with a new type of heart valve that is placed through a tube in an artery, cardiologists report in a study. However, the downside would be a higher risk of stroke as well as uncertainty on how long these valves would last. Edwards LifeSciences Corp. developed a heart valve replacement technique that spares patients open heart surgery. It had a lower death rate than open heart surgery at one year. After one year, 24.2% of patients with the Edwards...

2011-04-04 08:00:00

NorthShore University HealthSystem's Ted Feldman, MD, Presents Late Breaking Data at American College of Cardiology Conference EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE UNTIL 8 AM, CDT, APRIL 4, 2011 EVANSTON, Ill., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) interventional cardiologist, Ted Feldman, MD, presented positive results from the EVEREST II trial (Endovascular Valve Edge-to-Edge REpair STudy), that were concurrently published in The New England Journal...

2011-04-04 08:00:00

NEW ORLEANS, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced data from its EVEREST II (Endovascular Valve Edge-to-Edge REpair STudy) study showing that patients with significant mitral regurgitation (MR) treated with the company's investigational percutaneous catheter-based MitraClip® system continue to demonstrate the clinical benefits of initial treatment shown at one year out to two years, including improvements in heart function and reductions in...

2010-12-14 14:30:07

Valvular heart disease: The next cardiac epidemic The UK is poorly prepared for the forthcoming epidemic of degenerative valvular heart disease, prompted by a rapidly ageing population, say leading experts in the journal Heart. The prevalence of valvular heart disease, or VHD for short, rises with age. European and US data indicate that more than 13% of those aged 75 and above have the progressive condition. And by 2018, there will be an estimated 4 million people in the UK aged between 75...

2010-10-12 07:34:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 100 cardiovascular surgeons and cardiologists from 25 countries are scheduled to attend the third annual global Ross Summit, a two-day surgical congress focused on the Ross Procedure. Filled with a number of point-counterpoint discussions, the forum will feature the presentation of much new data about the Ross Procedure and interactive discussions among many of the world's elite cardiovascular surgeons and cardiologists regarding survival,...

2010-09-08 12:10:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using a newly FDA approved pulmonary valve, Dr. Frank Ing, director of the catheterization laboratory at Texas Children's Hospital and his team of pediatric interventional cardiologists implanted a transcatheter pulmonary heart valve into the heart of a 13-year-old girl, which spared her from having her chest opened for a third heart surgery. http://bit.ly/JessicaCath. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100908/DC61180) (Photo:...


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