WASHINGTON, DC October 22, 2007 Researchers at TCT 2007, the annual scientific symposium of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF), will present new studies evaluating a rapidly advancing field within interventional cardiology: percutaneous procedures to repair and replace defective heart valves.
Percutaneous valve procedures, which are currently approved only in Europe, are under study in the U.S. In particular, researchers are studying the safety and effectiveness of the devices being used and the techniques used to implant them, as well as the profile of patients who should receive them.
Several studies analyzing the safety and efficacy of percutaneous valve therapies will be presented at TCT 2007:
In addition to these presentations, panel discussions were held on Sunday October 21, Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement, led by Ted Feldman, MD, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. These panels discussed the various types of and approaches.
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Cardiovascular Research Foundation