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2012-03-01 01:52:53

Patients who had leaky mitral heart valves repaired along with bypass surgery had with healthier hearts than those who had bypass only, according to new research presented in the American Heart Association's Emerging Science Series webinar. The mitral valve separates the heart's left atrium (upper chamber) from the left ventricle (lower chamber). It has two flaps, or cusps, and if the flaps don't close properly, the valve will leak. "Many patients who need bypass surgery have mild to...

2011-08-17 06:28:00

TSX Venture Exchange: NVC --Will Fund New Initiative to Treat Mitral Valve Disease and Completion of COSIRA Trial Designed to Support Marketing Approval of Neovasc Reducer(TM) for Treatment of Refractory Angina-- VANCOUVER, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Neovasc Inc. (TSXV: NVC) today announced that it has completed a previously announced non-brokered private placement of 4,720,500 equity units at the price of $1.00 per unit for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $4,720,500....

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2011-08-09 09:28:50

A new study into the causes of leakage in one of the heart's most complex valve structures could lead to improved diagnosis and treatment of the condition. An estimated 1.6 million Americans suffer moderate to severe leakage through their tricuspid valve, a complex structure that closes off the heart's right ventricle from the right atrium. Most people have at least some leakage in the valve, but what causes the problem is not well understood. A new study, published online in the journal...

2011-07-21 06:32:00

--Proceeds Will be Used To Fund New Initiative to Treat Mitral Valve Disease and to Complete Neovasc Reducer(TM) COSIRA Trial for Treating Refractory Angina-- TSX Venture Exchange: NVC VANCOUVER, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Neovasc Inc. (TSXV: NVC) today announced that it intends to complete a non-brokered private placement with accredited investors of up to four million equity units at the price of $1.00 per unit for aggregate gross proceeds of up to $4.0 million. The company...

2011-06-24 23:06:56

 An innovative approach for implanting a new aortic heart valve without open-heart surgery is being offered at Rush University Medical Center to patients with severe aortic stenosis who are at high-risk or not suitable candidates for open heart valve replacement surgery. "This breakthrough technology could save the lives of thousands of patients with heart valve disease who have no other therapeutic options," says Dr. Ziyad Hijazi, director of the Rush Center for Congenital and...


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