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Latest Percutaneous aortic valve replacement Stories

2014-04-14 23:00:39

A team of Washington University cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons recently were first in the region, outside clinical trials, to use the new CoreValve System when performing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures. The two patients who received the self-expandable valve, both considered to be at extreme-risk for traditional aortic valve replacement, are recovering at home. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 Specialists at the Washington University and...

2014-03-31 13:26:39

Among patients undergoing aortic valve replacement using a catheter tube, a comparison of two types of heart valve technologies, balloon-expandable or self-expandable valve systems, found a greater rate of device success with the balloon-expandable valve, according to a JAMA study released online to coincide with presentation at the 2014 American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has emerged as a new option for patients with severe...

2014-02-05 20:27:00

Significant Medical Milestone Achieved During American Heart Month AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Feb. 4, 2014, physicians with Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons and Austin Heart performed the 100(th) transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure at Heart Hospital of Austin. TAVR is a catheter-based valve replacement procedure that offers an alternative to traditional, open-chest surgery in some patients. TAVR consists of inserting a valve--which is...

2014-01-24 16:22:15

CoreValve® System Enables Morristown Medical Center to Treat Patients with Aortic Stenosis Who Are Unable to Undergo Surgery MORRISTOWN, N.J., Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Medical Center today became the first hospital in the tri-state area to adopt a new minimally invasive medical device to treat patients with severe aortic stenosis who are too ill or frail to have their aortic valves replaced trough traditional open-heart surgery....

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...

2013-12-05 23:50:36

Mental performance preserved throughout two years after catheter-based implantation of an aortic valve prosthesis Aortic valve stenosis is the most frequent heart valve defect of older people in Europe – the cause is usually increasing calcification of this important valve. In patients at high and excessive risk, conventional cardiac surgery is often no therapeutic option. For these patients, transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) remains the only opportunity. However, this...

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...

2013-10-30 14:09:54

Clinical trial finds that COREVALVE reduces rate of death and stroke in sickest patients with aortic stenosis In a clinical trial, a self-expanding transcatheter aortic valve met the key performance objective of reducing death and stroke in patients with severe aortic stenosis at "extreme risk" for surgery. Results of the COREVALVE EXTREME RISK trial were presented today at the 25th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium. Sponsored by the Cardiovascular...


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