Tag: "valve" at medical news
Study Shows Gum Disease Increases Risk Of Future Heart Disease
...he heart. The transplanted bacteria can cause the valve
to become infected, and the accumulated clumps can block blood vessels. "Weve known for some time that oral bacteria can infect damaged hearts and that certain oral bacteria cause platelets to aggregate," Genco said. "We just recently put these...
The Problem With Fen-Phen
...ave led to primary pulmonaryhypertension and heart valve
lesions in a small number of the millions ofAmericans who took the anti-obesity drug combination from 1992 until 1997, whenone of the drugs, fenfluramine, was voluntarily withdrawn by its manufacturer.The other drug, phentermine, is still used to tre...
Heart Valve Abnormalities Examined In Relation To Duration Of Diet Drug Use
...search team determined that the prevalence of this valve
problemwas related to the duration of time the dru...butes blood to the body -- back through the aortic valve
intothe left ventricle, the heart's main pumping chamber. Ryan said that while thelikelihood of deve...
MGH study shows mitral valve prolapse not a stroke risk factor
...ging techniques, had led to the belief that mitral valve
prolapsewas a significant risk factor for stroke. ... techniques developed atthe MGH to diagnose mitral valve
prolapse accurately. "As many as 10 to 15 percent of the population have been told they have mitral...
Mitral valve prolapse less common, less harmful than previously thought
...mitral-valve prolapse (MVP), a condition inwhich a valve
in the heart is abnormally long and floppy, is sub... thefirst time, enabled doctors to view the mitral valve
noninvasively. According toDr. Emelia Benjamin, the senior investigator, the earlier studies were co...
3-D echocardiography reduces examination times and dramatically improves
accuracy of the most common diagnostic test for heart function
...oracic surgeryat Rush. "But patients who have had valve
replacement surgery must makesignificant changes i...taking anticoagulant drugs. Surgical repairof the valve
is an attractive alternative whenever possible, especially forpatients who are younger and more acti...
Heart valve disease increases risk of death, research shows
...tors have believed that earlysigns of aortic heart valve
disease were harmless if the valve
was functioningnormally. But research by a Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Centercardiologist...
Risk factors for stroke after heart surgery identified
...g blood flow in the brainor those undergoing heart valve
surgery, according to Hogue. Bypass surgeryinvolv...96. All of thepatients had either bypass surgery, valve
surgery or both. Co-authors were Suzan F. Murphy, R.N., B.S.N.; Kenneth B. Schechtman, Ph.D.; andVic...
New clinical trial to test promising U-M heart valve reconstruction operation for patients with serious heart failure
...of Michigan Health System. The surgery repairs the valve
that controls the flow of blood between two of the...imilar patients onmedication alone. Called mitral valve
reconstruction, the operation is similar to a kind ofsurgery that is routinely performed on heart pa...
Cedars-Sinai reports excellent outcomes for its cardiac surgery division
...lty areas ascoronary artery bypass grafting, heart valve
repair and replacement, hearttransplantation, lung...tive heart valves. Infact, they often can repair a valve
using a patient's own tissue, rather thanreplacing it with a mechanical device or a valve
made from ...
Mitral valve repair at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center gets Los Angeles dentist on the road to recovery
...redberg was like most people diagnosed with mitral valve
prolapse (MVP)-aware of this quite common and typi...st infection. Beyond that, his diagnosis of mitral valve
prolapse was seldom given a second thought. That uncomplicated scenario changed quite dramatically t...
Cedars-Sinai Medical tip sheet for Sept. 21
...AIR GETS DENTIST ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY Mitral valve
prolapse is a very common cardiac diagnosis, affec...ursyndrome," the condition results when the mitral valve
"prolapses" or collapsesbackward. Although usually a benign condition, there is sometimes a leak tha...
New drug shows promise for saving lives from heart failure
...d after a heart attack, high blood pressure, heart valve
disease, congenital defects or infection of the heart or its valves.Drugs used to treat heart failure include digitalis, which increases the heart's pumping action; diuretics, which help eliminate the buildup of fluid in the body's tissues; and vasod...
Health risks from impaired drug metabolism
...n for use in stroke prevention and following heart valve
replacement to prevent complications from blood clots, tolbutamide to lower blood sugar in diabetics, and phenytoin as an anti-seizure agent in people with epilepsy. By determining the prevalence of genetic variations that affect drug metabolism, res...
Study: Ripped aortas kill often, but new knowledge may aid survival
...an 100,000 Americans. People with other heart valve
and aorta problems, high blood pressure or a family history of aortic dissections are also at risk. Some people with aortic dissection can achieve a stable state with their condition, at least for a while, but most cases are acute and must be treated...
Study offers hope for chocolate-loving reflux disease sufferers
...does not suffer from GERD, the sphincter acts as a valve
and allows substances to go from the esophagus down to the stomach only. In GERD sufferers, the sphincter does not function properly, allowing acid and other substances in the stomach to pass back up to the esophagus. The researchers found that choco...
Low-dose combo no better than aspirin alone in secondary prevention
...er studies have shown high bleeding rates in heart valve
patients receiving combined therapy, which has led to some resistance to testing the therapy in clinical settings, Fiore notes. In this study, major bleeding episodes (primarily gastrointestinal) occurred nearly twice as often in the combination ther...
Statins may inhibit calcium growth on aortic valve in the elderly
...e statins may have at least 60 percent less aortic valve
calcium than people who do not take statins, accor... valve. Excessive calicum buildup can prevent the valve
from opening normally. Because we currently have no way to treat them with medicine, heart surgery ...
Older patients who need high-risk surgery fare better in experienced hospitals
...ter at high volume hospitals when undergoing heart valve
replacement, abdominal aneurysm repair, and surgery for lung, stomach or bladder cancer. For each of these procedures, death rates at the highest volume hospitals were between two percent and five percent lower than at the lowest volume hospitals.Hos...
High cholesterol and calcification are to blame for aortic valve disease
... according to researchers. Narrowing of the aortic valve
is a common condition that causes the heart to hav...lar disease is the most common reason for surgical valve
replacement. No medical therapy has been proven to alter the progression of aortic valve