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SCAI'S Hildner Lecture traces progress through 30 years of interventional cardiology

...placing diseased aortic valves and repairing leaky mitral valves by threading a catheter into the heart. They are repairing holes in the walls that divide the right and left sides of the heart with catheter-mounted "patches." They are investigating new ways to identify and treat inflamed plaques in the coro...

SCAI's 'Therapies in Evolution' showcases exciting future of interventional cardiology

...ressive are advances in percutaneous repair of the mitral valve, which serves as the portal between the left atrium and the left ventricle. The mitral valve can become leaky as a result of either misshapen valve leaflets at birth or enlargement of the...

Heart Failure 2007

...UK) Room 2 at 11.00 Surgical treatment of mitral regurgitation: role in treatment of CHF. M. Enriquez-Sarano (Rochester, US) Interventional non-surgical MR-treatment. P. Serruys (Rotterdam, NL) Special sessions include: Sunday 10 June, 11:00 - 12:30 Room 6 -Young Investigators' Award Basi...

Interventional cardiologists assemble in Orlando, Fla., for SCAI Annual Scientific Sessions

..., including percutaneous aortic valve replacement, mitral valve repair, stem cell therapy, and treatment of migraine headache; New analyses on the causes of blood clots (thrombosis) in patients with drug-eluting stents, and how experts think this rare but dangerous side effect can be prevented; A critic...

Studies highlight advances in diagnosis, medical therapy

...valve is offering patients with moderate-to-severe mitral regurgitation a long-lasting alternative to open-c...e only mild leakage, or regurgitation, through the mitral valve separating the left atrium (the upper chamber of the heart) from the left ventricle (the lower...

iPods help docs improve stethoscope skills

...s including aortic stenosis, aortic regurgitation, mitral stenosis, mitral regurgitation and innocent systolic murmur. Previous studies have found the average rate of correct ...

New ACC/AHA guidelines released for valvular heart disease

...t in Chicago. Valve disease most often strikes the mitral valve, which controls blood flow between the left ...articularly important for some patients with leaky mitral valves and are increasingly used in selected patients with aortic valve regurgitation. The use of e...

Late-breaking clinical trials

...ng epicardial cryoablation was more effective than mitral valve surgery (MVS) alone. Twenty-one out of 30 pa...ents with permanent atrial fibrillation undergoing mitral valve surgery," said lead author and cardiologist Carina Blomstrom-Lundqvist, MD, PhD., University H...

University of Virginia Health System tests new device for mitral valve disease

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., April 18, 2006 The mitral valve is an essential part of your heart. Matter o...our limbs and organs. In some people, however, the mitral valve can leak, usually because of a congenital deformity or after a serious heart attack when the h...

Refinements and innovations enhance safety, effectiveness

...t the back wall of the left atrium and one at near mitral valve that separates the left atrium from the left ventricle. Early results from the first 99 patients followed-up for at least nine months showed that 84 percent of those who had catheter ablation were no longer experiencing paroxysmal atrial fibri...

Repetition reverses med students' stethoscope shortcomings

...art sounds (aortic stenosis, aortic regurgitation, mitral regurgitation, mitral stenosis, and S3 and S4 gallops) that mimicked heart conditions, such as narrowing of the heart valv...

Successful treatment for acute heart failure remains elusive

...e myocardial revascularization, LV reconstruction, mitral valve surgery, or cardiac transplantation. The workshops were attended by a selected group of physician scientists, epidemiologists, clinicians, regulatory and government funding agencies, and industry representatives from North and South America and...

NIH opens Safra Family Lodge

...dial infarction; first successful replacement of a mitral valve;and the first use of AZT to treat AIDS, among many others. "Patients volunteer as partners in research here at the NIH Clinical Centerbecause they recognize how important their participation is to bettertreatments and therapies for the future,...

Heart valve ring reverses damage from congestive heart failure, easing symptoms

...t it reduced the leakage of blood back through the mitral valve, which leads to the heart's main pumping cha...ntract and pump blood better. All 25 patients had mitral valve regurgitation (leakage) as a result of distorted left ventricles, and were experiencing severe...

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