Navigation Links
Study details safe, effective, minimally invasive mitral valve repair
Date:9/28/2009

Surgical treatment for mitral valve disease includes either repairing the patient's diseased valve or replacing it with a metal, mechanical valve or an animal tissue valve. The majority of those procedures are open-heart operations that require a major incision in the chest. Now, after a six-year study, surgeons at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore conclude that minimally invasive mitral valve repair techniques, through only a two-inch incision in the right side of the chest, are safe, durable and effective. The results are published in the September 2009 Annals of Surgery.

"Our experience with 187 patients demonstrates that small-incision mitral valve surgery can be performed safely and effectively with a short hospital stay and a rapid recovery," says lead author James S. Gammie, M.D., a cardiac surgeon at the University of Maryland Medical Center and associate professor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

The most common complications from mitral valve surgery are stroke, kidney failure and infections, none of which occurred among the 187 consecutive patients who received the minimally invasive procedure at the University of Maryland Medical Center, beginning in 2003. Echocardiograms taken just prior to discharge, which were read by cardiologists who did not know the method of mitral repair or surgical approach, showed that 99 percent of the repaired valves were working properly. The median hospital stay was four days. All patients survived the surgery and 2 years later, 99 percent of the patients were still alive.

Mitral valve surgery was first performed in 1960, when surgeons replaced the diseased, native valve with an artificial valve. For the next 20 years, replacement with a metal or animal tissue valve was the gold standard. Dr. Gammie says no device is as good as a patient's own valve. The metal valve tends to form blood clots, which can lead to a stroke, so patients mu
'/>"/>

Contact: Bill Seiler
bseiler@umm.edu
410-328-8919
University of Maryland Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Mad genius: Study suggests link between psychosis and creativity
2. NIH fellowship recipient to study disease ecology
3. UA awarded $4.35 million to study Earths critical zone
4. New study finds way to stop excessive bone growth following trauma or surgery
5. Researcher awarded $1.2 million grant to study centrosomes and cilia
6. Cybernetwork to help K-State researchers study tallgrass prairie, respond to global warming
7. NRL begins Southeast Asia study of aerosols linked to global warming
8. Pesky fruit flies learn from experienced females: Study
9. Study of isolated snakes could help shed light on venom composition
10. UNC study: Color-coded chart improves parents understanding of body mass index
11. University of Toronto study shows disparity of effect of climate change on UV radiation
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/14/2015)... 2015 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ) ... on the growing mobile commerce market, announces that its ... New York Design Awards under the category  ,Product Design ... Design Awards are part of a global multi-disciplinary awards ... from the marketplace, industry and judging panel. Winners will ...
(Date:4/8/2015)... 2015  Infinisource, a leading provider of SaaS-based Human ... a leading supplier of biometric identification and security ... most advanced biometrically-enabled time clock, the companies announced ... is setting a bold, new standard for the ... small and mid-size employer. When connected to the ...
(Date:4/2/2015)... , April 2, 2015 Fingerprint ... fingerprint sensor FPC1025 from the distributor World Peace Industrial ... during Q2 2015 although the major part of the ... will be used by smartphone manufacturers in ... is included in the communicated revenue guidance of + ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):NXT-ID's Wocket Smart Wallet Nominated for 2015 New York Design Awards in 'Product Design- Technology' 2NXT-ID's Wocket Smart Wallet Nominated for 2015 New York Design Awards in 'Product Design- Technology' 3iSolved Time Clock Offers Unmatched Accuracy due to Morpho Biometrics 2iSolved Time Clock Offers Unmatched Accuracy due to Morpho Biometrics 3Fingerprint Cards Receives Touch Fingerprint Sensor Order of SEK 110 Million 2
... Stents that keep weakened and flabby arteries from collapsing ... stents are no longer needed -- once the arteries ... choice but to leave them in place. Prof. ... Engineering has developed a new patent-pending fiber platform that ...
... fish food is a matter of debate. A high-profile study ... percent of their carbon from trees and leaves, evidence for ... But new research from the University of Washington shows ... much richer diet for fish and other aquatic life, according ...
... Applied mathematicians dissected the morphology of the plantain ... with a saddle-like arc midsection and closely packed ripples ... fan-like shapeelastic relaxation resulting from bending during differential growthwas ... ribbons. Haiyi Liang, a postdoctoral student at Harvard,s ...
Cached Biology News:A coating for life 2Fish food fight: Fish don't eat trees after all, says new study 2Fish food fight: Fish don't eat trees after all, says new study 3The cause behind the characteristic shape of a long leaf revealed 2
(Date:5/4/2015)... Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital has ... hand impairments by acquiring the Armeo®Spring arm and ... site. , Secured through grant support of a ... option for patients with upper extremity weakness or ... of just four Illinois providers offering treatment with ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... 2015 /PRNewswire/ - BioAmber Inc. (NYSE: BIOA ), ... it has priced an underwritten registered offering of 3,900,000 ... $9.00 per share, and granted the underwriters in the ... additional 585,000 shares of its common stock. The gross ... is expected to close on May 6, 2015, subject ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... A new report by  visiongain ... reach $22.4bn in 2019. That revenue forecast and others ... Prospects 2015-2025 ,  published in March 2015. ... provide forecasts and qualitative analyses of the antithrombotic drugs ... in London, UK . It produces ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... 1, 2015 According to ... Product (Equipment, Consumables), by Type (Monoclonal, Polyclonal), by ... Research Institutes) - Analysis & Global Forecast to ... global Antibody Production Market for the forecast period ... to reach $2.572 Billion by 2019 from $1.425 ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Marianjoy Acquires Armeo®Spring Arm and Hand Rehabilitation Exoskeleton at Oakbrook Terrace Facility 2BioAmber Inc. Announces Pricing Of $35.1 Million Registered Offering 2BioAmber Inc. Announces Pricing Of $35.1 Million Registered Offering 3Antithrombotic Drugs: World Industry and Market Prospects 2015-2025 2Antithrombotic Drugs: World Industry and Market Prospects 2015-2025 3Antithrombotic Drugs: World Industry and Market Prospects 2015-2025 4Antithrombotic Drugs: World Industry and Market Prospects 2015-2025 5Antibody Production Market worth $2.572 Billion by 2019 2Antibody Production Market worth $2.572 Billion by 2019 3Antibody Production Market worth $2.572 Billion by 2019 4
... CLEVELAND, Ohio and LOD, Israel, November 26 ... simulation to advance,clinical performance, announces the world-wide release ... procedure. , ... over traditional open surgery, surgeons have been slow ...
... England, November 26 Sosei,Group Corporation ("Sosei"; TSE Mothers ... out-licensed its IP and Know How,relating to the RS(+) ... based pharma company, for the treatment and prophylaxis of,malaria. ... a highly efficacious anti-malarial drug that is approved in,its ...
... Calif., Nov. 25 Beckman Coulter, Inc. (NYSE: ... that simplify, automate, and innovate complex biomedical testing, announced today ... Business Development, will present at the following conferences: , ... , , , ...
Cached Biology Technology:New Colorectal Module From Simbionix Advances Laparoscopic Cancer Treatment 2Sosei Announces the Out-licensing of RS(+) Mefloquine to Treague Ltd for the Treatment and Prophylaxis of Malaria 2Beckman Coulter to Present at Upcoming Healthcare Conferences 2
sPLA2-XII Human, Rabbit Polyconal Antibody Anti-Human sPLA2-XII Antibody was raised in rabbits against Human sPLA2-XII His-Tagged Fusion Protein Antigen: The recombinant human protein sPLA-XII...
... computing power of your ValveBank system! Program ... PC computer running Windows 98, 2000, XP using ... to disk, print out program listings, then download ... simple step., EasyCode is used for programming before ...
Porcine Aortic Smooth Muscle Cells (PAOSMC) (>500,000 cells)...
Bovine Renal Artery Smooth Muscle Cells (BRASMC) (>500,000 cells)...
Biology Products: