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Latest Mitral valve Stories

2009-10-27 14:52:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ --- Dr. Mohammad A. Gharavi and Dr. Gholam R. Mohammadzadeh are leading cardiothoracic surgeons for Mitral Valve Repair in Los Angeles. Most of us give little thought to our heart during the course of our daily life, and even less so to the small, delicately formed parts of our heart that are required to be running in top form for us to stay healthy and active. But when a doctor tells a patient that they need mitral valve repair, it can be a scary and...

2009-09-29 07:42:50

2-inch incision provides access to repair diseased valve Surgical treatment for mitral valve disease includes either repairing the patient's diseased valve or replacing it with a metal, mechanical valve or an animal tissue valve. The majority of those procedures are open-heart operations that require a major incision in the chest. Now, after a six-year study, surgeons at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore conclude that minimally invasive mitral valve repair techniques,...

2009-09-24 06:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Mardil, Inc. today announced positive interim data from a pilot study investigating the safety and efficacy of its novel cardiac device - BACE (Basal Annuloplasty of the Cardia Externally) -- in treating mitral valve regurgitation. The condition arises when the heart's mitral valve leaks blood backward into the heart, causing a range of severe and debilitating symptoms. The first 11 patients implanted with BACE demonstrated a significant reduction...

2009-09-22 14:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The mechanical integrity of the MitraClip(R) device for repair of the mitral valve was maintained for up to five years and with complete healing, according to a subset of data from the EVEREST (Endovascular Valve Edge-to-Edge REpair STudy) study presented today at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) Conference in San Francisco. The data also show complete fibrous encapsulation of the MitraClip device with organized, endocardial...

2009-09-22 14:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Twelve-month data from EVEREST II (Endovascular Valve Edge-to-Edge REpair STudy) study high-risk registry arm presented today at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) Conference in San Francisco show that high risk patients with functional mitral regurgitation (MR) following valve repair with the MitraClip(R) system showed a reduction in mitral annular dimension, improvement in heart function and a reduction in hospitalization for...

2009-09-22 14:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Sustained reduction of mitral regurgitation following mitral valve repair with the MitraClip(R) system in patients with degenerative mitral regurgitation (DMR) or functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) led to heart function improvements, according to 12-month data from a subset of the initial registry cohort of the EVEREST (Endovascular Valve Edge-to-Edge REpair STudy) studies presented today at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT)...

2009-09-16 07:45:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Guided Delivery Systems, Inc. ("GDS") announced the first successful percutaneous implantation of the GDS Accucinch(R) System for mitral valve repair. The procedure was performed by Prof. Dr. med. Joachim Schofer of Medizinisches Versorgungszentrum, Hamburg University Cardiovascular Center in Hamburg, Germany. The GDS Accucinch System significantly reduced the patient's mitral regurgitation without requiring open heart surgery. Dr. Schofer...

2009-09-13 07:36:29

Fears about surgical risk, lack of awareness affect surgery referrals Overblown fears about surgical risk and lack of awareness about the risk of not operating are among the reasons only half of eligible patients were referred for mitral valve repair, according to a study by doctors at the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center. A leaking mitral valve, known as mitral regurgitation or mitral insuffiency, can lead to fatigue, abnormal heart rhythms with irregular heart beats, and...

2009-09-10 15:05:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill. and MENLO PARK, Calif., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today a definitive agreement to acquire the outstanding equity of Evalve, Inc., the global leader in the development of devices for minimally invasive repair of cardiac mitral valves. The acquisition provides Abbott with a presence in the growing area of non-surgical treatment for structural heart disease, in which physicians use catheter-based devices to repair or replace basic...

2009-09-09 12:00:00

MENLO PARK, Calif., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Evalve, Inc., the leader in the development of devices for the percutaneous repair of cardiac valves, today announced treatment of the first group of patients with the MitraClip((R)) system at the Elisabethinen Krankenhaus, Linz, Austria. 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 suffering from the effects of functional...