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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...

2009-07-27 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...

2009-07-23 13:17:00

Tour Includes Demonstration of Robotically Assisted Heart Valve Repair CLEVELAND, July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, President Barack Obama visited Cleveland Clinic for an inside look at its model of healthcare, how it utilizes health information technology, and a demonstration in the operating room. The visit gave the president a sense of how the Clinic provides patients with cost-effective, high-quality clinical results. The president's tour included a presentation on the...

2009-07-22 11:10:00

Studies Show a Sunny Outlook is Good for Health, Longer Life ROCHESTER, Minn., July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here are highlights from the July issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Reprinting is allowed for a fee. Mayo Clinic Health Letter attribution is required. Include the following subscription information as your editorial policies permit: Visit www.HealthLetter.MayoClinic.com or call toll-free for subscription information,...

2009-06-23 16:03:43

A new nonsurgical technique to repair leaking mitral valves in heart failure patients was safe in a study reported in Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions.In a small study that focused on feasibility and safety, researchers observed improvements in mitral regurgitation in patients successfully treated with a reversible implant called the Percutaneous Transvenous Mitral Annuloplasty (PTMA®) system."Heart failure prevalence is worsening, and we know that the outcome of...

2009-05-14 12:00:00

Use of the MitraClip(R) Therapy Continues to Expand in Europe MENLO PARK, Calif., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Evalve, Inc., the leader in the development of devices for the percutaneous repair of cardiac valves, announced today that the first 100 patients have been treated with the MitraClip(R) system in Europe. Clinical results to date underscore the acute clinical benefit for patients, demonstrate the potential for reduced hospital stays and improved quality-of-life for patients. Of the...

2009-04-14 07:30:00

European Trials Commencing for Injectable Biopolymer to Repair Weakened Heart Wall LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Symphony Medical, Inc., a developer of novel biopolymer therapies to cardiac abnormalities, announced today that its patented flagship technology, Algisyl-LVR(R), was used on a human for the first time, successfully treating a 50-year-old male who was suffering from chronic heart failure. The Company intends to sponsor a clinical study of Algisyl-LVR at four...

2009-04-06 10:36:00

European Post Market Observational Study Intended to Collect Data to Demonstrate the Clinical and Health Economic Benefits of the MitraClip(R) Therapy for Patients with Mitral Regurgitation MENLO PARK, Calif., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Evalve, Inc., the leader in the development of devices for the percutaneous repair of cardiac valves, announced today the first enrollment in the ACCESS-Europe study, a post-market observational study of the MitraClip(R) therapy in Europe. The MitraClip(R)...

2009-03-28 14:00:00

EVEREST High-Risk Registry Data Shows Improved Symptomatic Status and Cardiac Function in Functional MR Patients Treated with the MitraClip(R) System ORLANDO, Fla., March 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Percutaneous mitral valve repair using the MitraClip(R) system in symptomatic high-risk surgical patients with functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) improves patient clinical status, and left ventricular function, according to 12-month data from the high-risk registry arm of the EVEREST II (Endovascular...

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2009-03-23 14:00:31

Robin Williams has undergone heart surgery to replace his aortic valve, the U.S. actor and comedian's publicist said. Usmagazine.com reported Monday that the 57-year-old entertainer is resting comfortably after having the operation last Friday. Mr. Williams' operation went extremely well and we expect him to make a full recovery, Dr. A. Marc Gillinov, a staff cardiothoracic surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic, told the magazine. The 3 1/2-hour heart surgery was conducted to replace his aortic...


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