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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...

2013-08-14 12:22:08

In a study that included patients with mitral valve regurgitation due to a condition known as flail mitral valve leaflets, performance of early surgical correction compared with initial medical management was associated with greater long-term survival and lower risk of heart failure, according to a study in the August 14 issue of JAMA. "Degenerative mitral regurgitation [backflow of blood from the left ventricle to the left atrium due to mitral valve insufficiency] is common and can be...

2013-08-14 11:56:21

Mayo Clinic-led international study challenges long-held belief Patients with severe mitral valve regurgitation who are otherwise healthy should have mitral valve repair surgery sooner rather than later, even if they feel no symptoms, a Mayo Clinic-led study by U.S. and European researchers found. The results challenge the long-held belief that it is safer to "watch and wait" until a patient has symptoms, such as shortness of breath. This is the largest study to show that patients who...

2013-06-08 23:03:29

HeartStitch today announced that after testing more than 50 Transapical closures in porcine and bovine beating hearts the final iteration of the device was successfully tested at the Texas Heart Institute. Fountain Valley, California (PRWEB) June 08, 2013 Dr. William Cohn and Prof. Dr. Anthony Nobles completed testing of the HeartStitch TA Transapical access and closure. Dr´s Cohn and Nobles performed the procedure using the latest generation of the HeartStitch TA. The procedure allows...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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