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Latest Mitral valve replacement Stories

2010-05-06 13:00:00

SAN DIEGO, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- An innovative catheter-based procedure is providing relief to patients who suffer from shortness of breath and fluid overload as the result of a severely leaky heart valve, but who are too sick for open-chest surgery, according to a study presented today at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 33rd Annual Scientific Sessions. Data from the Endovascular Valve Edge-to-Edge REpair STudy (EVEREST II) High Risk Registry showed...

2010-03-12 21:17:00

LOS ANGELES, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- For patients who are living with a heart problem, the option of surgical treatment can be just as terrifying as their current condition. From aortic aneurysms to Heart Valve Replacement Surgery, Open Heart Surgery is a serious procedure that has definite risks to the patient's health. However, with a great team of talented and experienced cardiothoracic surgeons, patients who need heart valve replacement surgery can go into surgery feeling confident....

2010-02-09 07:00:00

OR YEHUDA, Israel, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Valtech Cardio Ltd. announced today that Bruce H. KenKnight, PhD has joined the Valtech team serving as President and Chief Executive Officer. This announcement comes on the heels of Valtech's recently announced Series B financing that totaled $17.8 million from new and existing investors (OXO Capital Valve Ventures, NGN Capital and Peregrine Ventures). Bruce has more than 25 years of experience in medical device research and development (R&D)...

2009-11-20 13:54:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fear about the risk of surgery is among the reasons half of eligible patients are not getting aortic valve replacement surgery, according to a study by physicians at the University of Michigan Health System. Earlier this year, former First Lady Barbara Bush and comedian Robin Williams underwent aortic valve replacement surgery, but many patients may be missing out on the potentially life-saving surgery. In the study published online...

2009-10-27 14:52:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ --- Dr. Mohammad A. Gharavi and Dr. Gholam R. Mohammadzadeh are leading cardiothoracic surgeons for Mitral Valve Repair in Los Angeles. Most of us give little thought to our heart during the course of our daily life, and even less so to the small, delicately formed parts of our heart that are required to be running in top form for us to stay healthy and active. But when a doctor tells a patient that they need mitral valve repair, it can be a scary and...

2009-09-22 14:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The mechanical integrity of the MitraClip(R) device for repair of the mitral valve was maintained for up to five years and with complete healing, according to a subset of data from the EVEREST (Endovascular Valve Edge-to-Edge REpair STudy) study presented today at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) Conference in San Francisco. The data also show complete fibrous encapsulation of the MitraClip device with organized, endocardial...

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...

2009-09-03 08:04:00

ATLANTA, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- More than 130 cardiovascular surgeons from approximately 30 countries are scheduled to attend the second annual global Ross Summit, a two-day surgical congress focused on the highly complex Ross Procedure, which is performed on up to 1,500 individuals globally each year -- a number that is expected to increase as survival data become more widely published. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2009-08-27 09:09:00

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, August 11, 2009, an 82-year old New Orleans resident with severe aortic stenosis successfully had a heart valve replaced at Ochsner Medical Center using the same technique as angioplasty, a far cry from the traditional open heart procedure. Patients who are considered high-risk or non-operable for conventional open heart valve surgery now have a potential new research option available regionally only through The John Ochsner Heart &...


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