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2014-08-14 12:27:46

CoreValve® System Now Available to More U.S. Patients than any Other Transcatheter Aortic Valve MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- El Camino Hospital became one of the first hospitals in California to adopt a new minimally invasive system to treat patients with narrowed, failing aortic heart valves who are considered to be at high risk to undergo surgery. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Medtronic CoreValve(®) System to treat patients with...

2014-02-24 23:03:53

Susquehanna Health (SH) Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Michael Lazar combines the art of caring with the science of healing using an innovative technique and new technology that helps patients avoid sudden death due to blood clots in the arteries, heart and veins. This minimally invasive therapy uses the AngioVac Cannula to remove the undesirable intravascular material and offers patients an option over open heart surgery that reduces risk and recovery time. Williamsport, PA (PRWEB) February...

2013-12-12 23:02:44

Physicians use a catheter-based delivery system to place an expandable heart valve into the bodies of patients with aortic valve stenosis. Abington, PA (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 Abington Health’s Heart and Vascular Institute is now offering an aortic valve replacement option for patients who are unable to undergo open heart surgery. This procedure uses a catheter-based delivery system to place an expandable heart valve into the body. It doesn’t require open-chest surgery and is done...

2013-11-05 11:53:57

Loyola University Medical Center is the only Chicago hospital participating in a landmark clinical trial of an artificial aortic heart valve that does not require open heart surgery. First results from the trial were announced at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium in San Francisco. Results were positive, with high survival rates and low rates of stroke. “This is a major breakthrough,” said Fred Leya, MD, co-principal investigator at the Loyola...

2013-09-18 15:41:40

First in state to perform minimally invasive alternative to open-heart surgery Todd Dunlap, 62, arrived at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center's emergency room on Aug. 8 suffering from shortness of breath, fatigue and extreme cold. When a CT scan revealed a 24-inch clot stretching from his legs into his heart, doctors feared the mass could break loose and lodge in his lungs, blocking oxygen and killing him instantly. Dr. John Moriarty gave his patient a choice. Dunlap could have...

2013-06-07 23:03:49

Transcatheter valve replacements are for patients at high-risk for traditional aortic valve replacement. Prior to the approval of TAVR, heart patients that were not healthy enough to undergo open-heart surgery had no long-term options for extending their lives. Jackson, TENN. (PRWEB) June 07, 2013 The week of May 13, a team of doctors working together through the West Tennessee Heart & Vascular Center (WTHVC) at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital performed the first three...

2013-04-19 23:04:01

Some 65 patients who´ve undergone open-heart surgery in the past year celebrated with family, friends, physicians, nurses and other health care providers during St. Elizabeth Heart and Vascular Center´s Renewed Hearts Reunion April 17 at Antone´s Banquet Centre in Boardman. This is the seventh year for the annual event. YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (PRWEB) April 19, 2013 One Sunday evening, Wilma “Marie” Tomocik felt a pain in her shoulder. Not thinking much of it, she took...

2013-04-17 14:27:14

Contrary to the positive findings of a previous pilot study, administration of a sodium bicarbonate-based infusion to induce urinary alkalinization during and after surgery does not reduce the incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) and may even cause harm in patients undergoing open heart surgery. These are the conclusions of a study by Anja Haase-Fielitz of the Otto-von-Guericke-University in Magdeburg, Germany, Rinaldo Bellomo of the Austin Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, and...


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