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Patients with mitral regurgitation, a type of valvular heart disease common in the elderly, are living longer after surgery.
Patients who had leaky mitral heart valves repaired along with bypass surgery had with healthier hearts than those who had bypass only.
KIRKLAND, Wash., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardiac DimensionsÂ®, Inc. announced today the initiation of two new clinical studies using the CARILLONÂ® Mitral Contour System(TM), an investigational device for percutaneous treatment of Functional Mitral Regurgitation (FMR).
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.
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 of...
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 MitraClipÂ® 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 symptoms.
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.
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