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

SAN FRANCISCO -- A new heart valve ring appears to help congestive heart failure pati...and pump blood better. All 25 patients had mitral valve regurgitation (leakage) as a result of distorted left ventricles, and were experiencing severe sympt...

New hope for treating heart rhythm irregularity that often follows surgery

...undergo heart surgeries such as coronary bypass or valve replacement. The condition can lead to serious post-operative complications, including congestive heart failure or stroke. "Patients have suffered postoperative atrial fibrillation since the early days of cardiac surgery, and while beta-blockers--dr...

VCR - US patent litigation update

... Ventracor's subsidiary relating to the LVAD heart valve device. US Magistrate Judge Seltzer rejected jurisdictional arguments raised by Heartware, and refused to consider evidence upon which Heartware tried to rely. In rejecting Heartware's arguments, the Court described its submissions as "without merit...

NJIT entrepreneurs demonstrate their inventions for science commission

... a nurse in a patient's home. It contains a metal valve which opens whenever the user wants. A pocket-sized magnetic wand carried by the user activates the device. Since 1988, the EDC has helped inventors move innovative products out of the lab and into the marketplace. A high-tech business incubator hou...

Percutaneous aortic valve replacement

Percutaneous aortic valve replacement is becoming a reality and brings new h...traditional surgical techniques. Whereas surgical valve replacement concerns about 200,000 patients worldwide every year, it is estimated that between 1/3 (...

VCU researcher leads international team in developing guidelines for treating hydrocephalus

...ine if treatment with a shunt a flexible tube and valve will help reverse or improve the condition. NPH is treated with the surgical implantation of a shunt that drains excess fluid from the brain and relieves pressure in the skull. "In the early days doctors were reluctant to treat NPH because they di...

Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute surgeons implant heart pump in comparative study of two devices

...and have done beautifully with complex bypasses or valve repairs. However, when repairs are not possible, we have a team with the experience and knowledge to evaluate patients and offer transplant if at all possible. If not, we can offer the latest generation of heart pumps, and it is hoped that participan...

Age alone influences risk of death and disease for octogenarians after heart surgery

...ing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery or valve surgery, and age alone influences these outcomes, ...enarians undergoing open heart surgery for CABG or valve replacement are at higher risk for postoperative death. But until recently, no large studies have d...

Heparin antibodies may pose risk in heart surgery patients

...eduled to undergo either coronary artery bypass or valve replacement surgery, is reported in this month's Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Conducted by investigators at Wake Forest University Baptist and Duke University medical centers, it is the first study to convincingly demonstrate a rel...

Take a deep breath: UVA health system opens clinical trial of emphysema treatment

...lung in patients with emphysema. The bronchoscopic valve is implanted without an incision, hopefully provid...ng volume reduction surgery. The device is a small valve shaped like an umbrella. It's placed in the bronchial tree to prevent air from entering targeted sec...

Successful treatment for acute heart failure remains elusive

...rdial 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 Europ...

Medication reduces risk of heart irregularities after cardiac surgery

... (CABG) surgery is approximately 30 percent; after valve surgery, approximately 40 percent; and after combined CABG and valve replacement/repair surgery, approximately 50 percent. The consequences of these atrial tachyarrhythm...

Patient safety monitoring at Hopkins Hospital finds law of unintended consequences at work

...xperts describe how the introduction of a catheter valve newly marketed to the hospital in April 2004 coinc...estigation that identified an intravenous catheter valve as the likely source of infection. No one at Hopkins died from the infections. Hopkins stopped usi...

Researchers take aim at the causes of heart valve disease

The effects of heart valve disease are well documented 100,000 U.S. surgerie...y designing a laboratory apparatus that will allow valve testing under the same chemical and mechanical conditions that exist inside the heart. Grande-Allen,...

UT Southwestern doctors test robotic surgeon for laparoscopy

...urgery such as coronary artery bypass grafting and valve replacement. "It may well prove useful for general surgery procedures that have traditionally required open incisions like biliary reconstruction or pancreatic surgery," Dr. Scott said. Laparoscopic surgeries, also called minimally invasive surgeri...

SCAI scientific sessions attract world-renowned invasive/interventional cardiologists

...in interventional cardiology, such as percutaneous valve therapy, carotid artery stenting, new techniques for vascular closure, and breakthroughs in imaging technology," adds Dr. Feldman. The SCAI Scientific Sessions will also feature The acclaimed Judkins Cardiac Imaging Symposium, featuring a full da...

Experience backs early heart valve replacement

...nary artery disease, when they submitted to aortic valve replacement. Patients were divided in two groups depending on the clinical situation at the time of surgery. Group A were 60 patients who were operated on following guidelines advice of earlier surgery, and group B were 110 patients who were operated...

Refinements and innovations enhance safety, effectiveness

...ack 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 fibrillatio...

PENN surgeons offer transfusion-free heart surgery to all

...didn't let anything slow him down, until his heart valve needed surgery last month. The 60-year-old Mt. Airy, PA resident -- who has been stepping onto airplanes for decades, traveling all over the world for his work as an architect -- wanted to get back on his feet again quickly. He chose to receive a tr...

Commonly used blood pressure medication prevents aortic aneurysm in mice with Marfan syndrome

...overstimulation of TGF-beta in the lungs and heart valve was triggered by a deficiency of fibrillin-1, the underlying genetic origin of the syndrome. To show that excessive signaling by TGF-beta was also responsible for progressive weakening in the aorta, the disease's most serious complication, the resear...

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