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Latest Mitral valve replacement Stories

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.

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.

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.

2006-05-04 11:40:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Some heart attack survivors may be able to go back to work much sooner than is typically recommended, a preliminary study suggests.

2005-11-21 17:09:13

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Compared with younger patients -- even those with similar histories -- patients in their 80s who undergo coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) or valve replacement surgery are at greater risk for postoperative complications and mortality, the results of a new study suggest.


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honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.