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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...

2009-03-10 09:30:00

Use of the MitraClip(R) System Continues to Expand in the European Union MENLO PARK, Calif., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Evalve, Inc., the leader in the development of devices for the percutaneous repair of cardiac valves, announced today that the first series of patients have been successfully treated with the MitraClip(R) system at the Cardiocentro Ticino in Lugano, Switzerland. The MitraClip(R) system is the only medical device commercially available in the European Union which provides a...

2009-02-12 09:00:00

MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Evalve, Inc., the leader in the development of devices for the percutaneous repair of cardiac valves, announced today that the first series of patients have been successfully treated with the MitraClip(R) system at the St. Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, Utrecht, Netherlands. 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...

2009-01-26 13:16:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Mardil Inc., a cardiac device company with novel technology for treating mitral valve regurgitation, has successfully advanced its device to first-in-human testing, a milestone achievement for the 2-year-old company. The first patient was successfully implanted with the Mardil device last month in India. The patient had a significant improvement in heart function after the procedure, according to preliminary data from a 20-patient pilot...

2008-12-04 12:44:00

MENLO PARK, Calif., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Long-term data published in EuroIntervention showed that the expected decrease in Mitral Vale Area (MVA) after repair with the MitraClip(R) system to correct mitral regurgitation (MR) is not associated with clinically significant mitral stenosis. Additionally, with two years of follow-up, none of the patients treated with the MitraClip(R) system required surgery for mitral stenosis. At 12 months no important differences were reported between the...

2008-11-12 15:00:26

The Cleveland Clinic and Intuitive Surgical, Inc. will present a live webcast on OR-Live.com featuring a roundtable discussion on the treatment of asymptomatic mitral valve disease. Moderator Julie Huang, M.D., staff cardiologist in the Section of Clinical Cardiology, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine; Brian P. Griffin, MD, FACC, staff cardiologist in the Section of Cardiovascular Imaging, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine; A. Marc Gillinov, MD, staff cardiac surgeon; and Tomislav...

2008-10-01 12:00:31

Evalve has completed randomized enrollment in the endovascular valve edge-to-edge repair study, which is evaluating the MitraClip system as a non-surgical repair option for patients suffering from mitral regurgitation. Endovascular valve edge-to-edge repair (Everest) study is an FDA-approved Phase II randomized, controlled, multi-center clinical research study in the US and Canada evaluating the safety and efficacy of the MitraClip device in 279 patients with moderate-to-severe (3+) or...

2008-09-30 12:00:48

MENLO PARK, Calif., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Evalve, Inc., the leader in the development of devices for the percutaneous repair of cardiac valves, announced today the completion of randomized enrollment in the Endovascular Valve Edge-to-Edge REpair STudy (EVEREST), which is evaluating the MitraClip(R) system as a non-surgical repair option for patients suffering from mitral regurgitation (MR). MR is the most common type of heart valve insufficiency in the United States, affecting millions of...

2008-07-18 03:00:50

By Vallery Brown, The Oklahoman Jul. 18--The da Vinci Surgical System may look like it came from the belly of a space ship, but the cutting edge machine offers surgeons an upper hand that is proving beneficial for patients and doctors. Though only a handful of facilities in the state use robot-assisted surgery, Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City is using the technology to perform less invasive heart surgeries, including mitral valve repair and replacement, the correction of defects...


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