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2013-10-25 23:00:22

The Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Heart & Vascular Center was one of 47 centers nationwide to participate in the medical trial that led to approval of the device by the FDA. St. Louis (PRWEB) October 25, 2013 A device approved today by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) to treat leaky mitral valves was first used in this region as part of a clinical trial at the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Heart & Vascular Center. This new non-surgical alternative for...

2013-10-25 10:20:47

Scientists also found that gene disrupts heart valve development & growth Research on the DNA of a large multi-generational family has provided a genetic clue that enabled scientists to pinpoint a gene that plays a role in mitral valve prolapse (MVP), a common cardiac disease that is a leading cause of heart failure, according to a study presented today (Thursday, Oct. 24) at the American Society of Human Genetics 2013 meeting in Boston. The scientists who located the gene, named...

2013-10-01 17:56:33

Mayo Clinic study examines costs following operating room and recovery improvement efforts The total hospital cost of mitral valve repair surgery — from the time a patient is admitted to the hospital until release — is similar, whether performed through small port incisions using robotic equipment or via the conventional open-chest method, a Mayo Clinic study of 370 patients found. Importantly, robotic surgeries were just as safe as conventional open procedures, but patients who...


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