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Southern California Surgical Center (heart411.com) Specializes in Mitral Valve Replacement

... specializes in cardiothoracic surgery including mitral valve replacement. Fatigue shortness of breath ... symptoms can be indications of the need for mitral valve replacement - an open heart surgery that ... of fatigue and coming home diagnosed with mitral valve issues is a frightening reality for many. ...

ATS Medical Announces FDA Clearance and First Implant of New ATS Simulus Semi-Rigid Annuloplasty Band

... designed to respect the natural motion of the mitral annulus during the cardiac cycle allowing for a ... important in patients where both the aortic and mitral valves are being treated. Dr. Robert F. ... provides an excellent option for my patients with mitral valve regurgitation. The band retains the ...

New Heart Valve Repair System Tested for Safety

... News) -- A new method of repairing leaking mitral heart valves appears safe, a small study shows. ... implant called the Percutaneous Transvenous mitral Annuloplasty (PTMA) system, which is installed via a catheter. In the heart, the mitral valve controls the flow of blood from the left ...

First 100 Patients Treated in Europe with the MitraClip(R) System for Percutaneous Mitral Repair

... majority resulted in a satisfactory reduction of mitral regurgitation, as described by the physician at ... the European Union which provides a non-surgical mitral valve repair option for patients suffering from the effects of functional or degenerative mitral regurgitation (MR). MR is the most common ...

ATS Medical Announces FDA Clearance of the ATS Simulus Adjustable Annuloplasty Band

... Band is the next product in a portfolio of mitral valve repair products developed and ... This band respects the natural motion of the mitral annulus and its proximity to the aortic valve ... adjustments to the posterior segment of the mitral valve annulus at any time during the procedure, ...

Device Offers Hope for Patients With Leaky Heart Valve

... company that makes the device. The Carillon mitral Contour System acts like a belt to reshape an ... study found that the device safely treated leaky mitral valves even in patients with moderate-to-severe ... 48 patients with moderate-to-severe functional mitral regurgitation, an enlarged heart, decreased ...

First Patients Enrolled in the Access-Europe Study of The MitraClip(R) Therapy

... of the MitraClip(R) Therapy for Patients with mitral Regurgitation MENLO PARK, Calif. , April 6 ... available treatment option for non-surgical mitral valve repair for patients suffering from the effects of functional and degenerative mitral regurgitation (MR). MR affects millions of ...

Ohio Patient Thanks India and WorldMed Assist For Heart Surgery Overseas; His Indian Surgeon Thanks U.S. for Superb Training

... three weeks later, he was out of ICU with his mitral valve replacement overseas completed. He's now ... fatigue was due to a problem with his heart's mitral valve, he had no idea his condition would lead ... he said. Test results showed that Konczak's mitral valve needed to be replaced. "We'd both ...

Mount Sinai first in US to implant FDA-cleared ring for mitral valve repair

... of valve repair in patients suffering from mitral valve disease," said Dr. Adams. The mitral valve lies between the left atrium and left ... into the left atrium during ejection (systole). mitral valve regurgitation occurs when the valve does ...

Mardil Inc. Appoints Medical Device Veteran Daniel A. Pelak to Its Board of Directors

... device company with novel technology for treating mitral valve regurgitation, today announced the ... Its gentle pressure enables the leaflets of the mitral valve to open and close properly and thus ... blood into the left ventricle, a condition called mitral regurgitation. The device is designed to be less ...

Women with mitral valve prolapse are treated less aggressively than men and may be at high risk

... and lower surgery rates in women versus men with mitral valve prolapse and severe leakage may be related ... month in the Annals of Internal Medicine . mitral valve prolapse affects approximately 150 million ... the heart to move blood forward without leakage. mitral valve prolapse occurs when the leaflets and ...

Cardiosolutions Names Dr. Lars Svensson Chief Surgical Officer

... a Mitra-Spacer(TM) into the heart for mitigating mitral regurgitation. This percutaneous system avoids ... which is the current standard treatment for mitral regurgitation. mitral regurgitation is a condition in which the ...

First Patients Treated in Italy With the Percutaneous MitraClip(R) System

... medical device which provides a non-surgical mitral valve repair option for patients suffering from the effects of mitral regurgitation (MR). MR is the second most ... treat suitable patients requiring a correction of mitral regurgitation." "The procedural efficacy of the ...

Evalve MitraClip: Clinical trial of nonsurgical repair for severe mitral valve regurgitation

... a study comparing non-surgical repair for severe mitral valve regurgitation with conventional surgery. In ... in the nation with any form of percutaneous mitral valve repair. About four million Americans have significant mitral valve regurgitation, with 250,000 new patients ...

Catheter repair of mitral valve improves heart size, symptoms

... the use of the MitraClip for the treatment of mitral regurgitation (MR). The sub-analysis is being ... College of Cardiology (ACC). One trouble with mitral regurgitation is that the heart has to work ... like a clothespin. It is then passed through the mitral valve into the left ventricle. When the heart ...

Correction: Evalve Announces CE Mark Approval of the World's First Percutaneous Valve Repair System

... data will be reviewed. The "Understanding mitral Regurgitation" symposium is being chaired by ... About the MitraClip Procedure Percutaneous mitral repair with Evalve's MitraClip device is ... development and clinical efforts are focused on mitral valve repair. For more information about Evalve, ...

Evalve Announces CE Mark Approval of the World's First Percutaneous Valve Repair System

... device data will be reviewed. The "Understanding mitral Regurgitation" symposium is being chaired by ... About the MitraClip Procedure Percutaneous mitral repair with Evalve's MitraClip device is ... development and clinical efforts are focused on mitral valve repair. For more information about Evalve, ...

Exercise testing may help predict seriousness of mitral regurgitation

... some degree of backward leakage occurs across the mitral valve, a condition known as mitral regurgitation (MR). When sufficiently severe, MR ... way to predict outcomes. Patients with mitral regurgitation who perform well on the treadmill ...

UPDATED: Evalve(R) Completes $60 Million Series D Financing

... (MR) by percutaneously repairing the mitral valve allowing patients to avoid the risks, ... of the MitraClip device compared to surgical mitral valve repair or replacement. This prospective, ... at http://www.mitralregurgitation.org . About mitral Regurgitation ...

Evalve(R) Completes $60 Million Series D Financing

... for Percutaneous Repair of mitral Valve Regurgitation MENLO PARK, Calif., Nov. 27 ... (MR) by percutaneously repairing the mitral valve allowing patients to avoid the risks, ... of the MitraClip device compared to surgical mitral valve repair or replacement. This prospective, ...

Percutaneous valve therapy: is it safe and effective?

... remodeling with new percutaneous valve device mitral insufficiency (abnormal blood leakage from the left ventricle through the mitral valve into the left atrium), when severe, may ... and heart failure. Repair of the leaking mitral valve may improve the function of the failing ...

Edwards Lifesciences Announces Schedule of Activities at TCT 2007

... The summit will cover topics including mitral regurgitation therapies, transcatheter mitral valve repair and replacement, transcatheter ... system, a device intended to treat functional mitral regurgitation in heart failure patients. ...

Small Incisions Make Heart Valve Surgery Safer

... The procedure can be used for surgery on the mitral and tricuspid valves, Casselman said, but not on ... minimally invasive procedure," he added. The mitral valve controls flow of blood from the upper left ... tends to be favored in the United States for mitral valve procedures, he said. "We avoid the extra ...

President Obama's Visit to Cleveland Clinic Provides Look at High-Quality, Cost-Effective Healthcare Delivery Model

... President Obama's visit included a demonstration of robotically assisted mitral valve repair. This minimally invasive technique is an example of how ... outstanding outcomes at lower costs. Compared with valve replacement, mitral valve repair provides better long-term survival, lower risk of ...

Omega-3 EPA: Treatment for a Heart Condition

... irreparable damage. The exact condition is known as stenosis of the mitral valve, whereby the valve is both narrowed and unable to close properly. Although it has no immediate effect on health, eventually mitral valve stenosis can cause irregular heartbeats and possibly heart failure ...

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes ValveXchange's Pioneering Heart Valve Technology for Unique Long-term Management and Future Replacement Advantages

... ) Globally, 95 percent of all valve replacements are for aortic or mitral valves and require major surgery, which in some cases is associated with ... to the aortic valve position, the first planned product, and later to the mitral and other valve positions. The docking station can be sewn into location ...

First Dutch Patients Treated With the Percutaneous MitraClip(R) System

... patients suffering from the effects of mitral regurgitation (MR). mitral regurgitation is the most common type of heart valve insufficiency in ... Union." About the MitraClip(R) Procedure Percutaneous mitral repair with Evalve's MitraClip(R) device is performed by physicians in the ...

Cleveland Clinic Unveils 'Top 10' Medical Innovations for 2009

... people against infection from the deadly avian virus. 5. Percutaneous mitral Valve Regurgitation Repair: Using a tiny barbed, wishbone-shaped device, ... carefully guided through the femoral vein in the groin, up to the heart's mitral valves. The clip on the tip of a catheter is then clamped on the center of ...

Landmark Research Heralds New Era in Dog Heart Treatment and Longer Life for Dogs

... point in their life(2), and 75% of those cases are caused by myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD)(3), sometimes known as "valvular insufficiency" or ... with Congestive Heart Failure Caused by Naturally Occurring Myxomatous mitral Valve Disease: The QUEST Study. J Vet Intern Med. 2008;22(5). (2) Evans ...

Specialized Care Essential for Women With Congenital Heart Disease Undergoing Pregnancy

... conditions treated through the Heart Disease and Pregnancy program include mitral regurgitation, aortic regurgitation, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, mitral valve prolapse and intracardiac shunts such as atrial septal defects and ...

Cardica's C-Port Anastomosis Systems for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Procedures to be Used to Train Cardiothoracic Surgeons at Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) University

... aspects associated with reoperative CABG, aortic valve replacement and mitral valve repair. Hands-on laboratory experience will include new ... aortic valves, and performance of a variety of new and classic mitral valve repair techniques. Cardica is an in-kind sponsor of STS. About ...

Valve Repair First in New England Done With Robotic Device

... company that helps patients select and obtain the best-possible treatment for serious conditions. Thomas Holland of Alfred, Maine, received the mitral valve repair surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, after consulting with health professionals at Patient Advocates in Gray, Maine. The ...

Specialized California Medical Center (Heart411.com) Offers Top-Notch Cardiothoracic Surgery

... take on complicated cardiothoracic surgery cases including open heart operations , coronary artery bypass surgeries , aortic valve replacement , mitral valve replacement and aortic aneurysms . They are highly skilled at performing Endarterectomies , or clearing out blocked arteries to improve ...

CPC Strengthens Foundation as a Closure Products Company with its Vertically Integrated Product Pipeline

... and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) stent/graft implants. 15-20Fr for applications such as existing designs for percutaneous aortic and mitral valve replacement, endovascular stent grafts. Importantly, the synthetic sealant and its characteristics also have potential ...

ATS Medical Announces Participation in the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery Meeting

... clips during minimally invasive and robotic procedures and are the annuloplasty product of choice for many surgeons using these techniques for mitral valve repair. ATS Medical also offers unique tools designed to meet the access challenges of less invasive and robotic procedures. These tools ...

Video: FDA approves Exforge HCT(R) - the Only High Blood Pressure Treatment to Combine Three Medications in a Single Pill

... recent myocardial infarction and in patients undergoing surgery or dialysis. Do not initiate treatment with EXFORGE HCT in patients with aortic or mitral stenosis or obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Rarely, increased frequency, duration, or severity of angina or acute myocardial infarction ...

Reducing Costs, Not Care: Medical Travel to New Zealand Can Help Alleviate Rising U.S. Healthcare Expenses for Insurers and Self-funded Employers

... health funds is enormous when considering the striking cost differences in health procedure costs between the U.S. and New Zealand. For example, a mitral heart valve replacement that can cost up to $140,000 if done in the U.S., costs $24,500 in New Zealand. Other costs for common procedures Medtral ...

Arena Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Lorcaserin Pivotal Phase 3 Obesity Trial Results: Meets All Primary Efficacy and Safety Endpoints

... 6, 12, 18 and 24 months of dosing indicated no apparent drug-related effect on the development of FDA-defined valvulopathy (moderate or greater mitral insufficiency and/or mild or greater aortic insufficiency). Lorcaserin met the primary safety endpoint of no significant difference in rates of ...

Siemens Highlights Cardiology Excellence from Prevention to Follow-up at ACC 2009

... tool, the cardiac function can be calculated from almost any combination of short-axis and long-axis images. As a new and unique feature, the mitral valve motion is included in the analysis. Thus, compared to conventional approaches, Argus 4D VF allows function analyses with significantly higher ...

Saint Joseph's Adds Renowned Cardiothoracic Surgeon

... technology in clinical trials prior to FDA approval. Dr. Murphy also has performed more than 900 cardiothoracic procedures, including more than 550 mitral valve repairs, since 2002 and also is one of the leading cardiothoracic robotic surgeons in the world. Saint Joseph's was named the southeastern ...
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