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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...

2008-06-18 00:00:30

TEENAGER Jack Burd was only five months old when he underwent his first heart operation and has since endured open heart surgery a remarkable three times. But now he has become the first patient in Yorkshire to have a new heart valve fitted using a state-of-the-art procedure which threads the valve into his leg and then through an artery to his heart. The technique is highly complex but offers significant benefits to patients who would otherwise face the risks of major surgery and the...

2007-09-25 06:00:34

By Allareddy, V Ward, M M; Ely, J W; Allareddy, V; Levett, J Aim. Heart valve replacement surgeries account for 20% of all cardiac procedures. In-hospital mortality rates are approximately 6% for aortic valve replacements and 10% for mitral valve replacements. The objectives of the study are to provide nationally representative estimates of complications following aortic and mitral valve replacements and to quantify the impact of different types of complications on in-hospital outcomes....

2006-05-04 11:40:00

NEW YORK -- Some heart attack survivors may be able to go back to work much sooner than is typically recommended, a preliminary study suggests. Australian researchers found that certain heart attack patients were able to return to work just two weeks after suffering the attack, without raising their risk of a repeat attack or other complications. The study included only those patients deemed to be at low risk of a second heart attack, based on tests conducted during their hospital stay. The...


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