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

... the MitraClip(R) Therapy for Patients with Mitral regurgitation MENLO PARK, Calif. , April 6 /PRNewswire/ ... the effects of functional and degenerative mitral regurgitation (MR). MR affects millions of people ... MitraClip (R) therapy for patients with mitral regurgitation and the health economic benefits of a less ...

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

... observed in men and women with moderate or severe regurgitation - when the mitral valve doesn't close tightly and ... main reason that women with moderate or severe regurgitation were less likely than men to undergo mitral valve ... among women with mitral valve prolapse and no regurgitation were better than men, but odds of survival were ...

Catheter repair of mitral valve improves heart size, symptoms

... use of the MitraClip for the treatment of mitral regurgitation (MR). The sub-analysis is being reported ... of Cardiology (ACC). One trouble with mitral regurgitation is that the heart has to work harder, and over ... people newly diagnosed with mitral regurgitation in the United States each year, as many as ...

Exercise testing may help predict seriousness of mitral regurgitation

... the mitral valve, a condition known as mitral regurgitation (MR). When sufficiently severe, MR causes buildup ... in the American Journal of Cardiology. "Mitral regurgitation can be very benign, going unnoticed for many ... way to predict outcomes. Patients with mitral regurgitation who perform well on the treadmill will likely ...

Anti-Reflux Drugs May Be Overprescribed in Infants

... may have simply been experiencing normal infant regurgitation commonly referred to as "spitting up." "In the ... cough or recurrent respiratory problems or apnea, regurgitation may not require medication," said study author ... weight and happy, and has no recurrent red flags, regurgitation is a laundry problem, not a medical problem," ...

Stop Acid Reflux Now With Amish Formula From Caleb Treeze Organic

... you are one of the millions of people that suffer from acid reflux, food regurgitation and heartburn regularly, you are in luck. With just a small dose of the ... put to rest in about one minute. In simple terms, acid reflux, food regurgitation and heartburn are caused by gas in both the stomach and upper part of ...

Acid Reflux No More With Amish Formula From Caleb Treeze Organic Farm

... Acid Reflux. Nearly everyone suffers from acid reflux, food regurgitation and heartburn at one time or another. With just a small dose of the Stops ... can be put to rest in about one minute. Simply put, acid reflux, food regurgitation and heartburn are caused by gas in both the stomach and upper part of ...

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

... leaking back into the left atrium during ejection (systole). Mitral valve regurgitation occurs when the valve does not close completely, and today the preferred ... or distorted in a diseased state.) If left untreated, mitral valve regurgitation can lead to debilitating symptoms including cardiac arrhythmia, congestive ...

Cardiosolutions Names Dr. Lars Svensson Chief Surgical Officer

... which is the current standard treatment for mitral regurgitation. Mitral regurgitation is a condition in which the leaflets of the heart's mitral valve do not ... into the smaller upper chamber (left atrium). Debilitating chronic mitral regurgitation affects approximately 6% of women and 3% of men today. Cardiosolution's ...

Banned Obesity Drug Tied to Heart Risks Long After Use

... blood flow around the heart. If they fail, blood back-flows -- called regurgitation -- and can cause congestive heart failure and the need for heart valve ... between duration of exposure to fenfluramines and prevalence of aortic regurgitation and for mild or greater mitral and tricuspid regurgitation," Dahl said. ...

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

... valve repair option for patients suffering from the effects of mitral regurgitation (MR). MR is the second most common type of heart valve insufficiency ... this technique can be safely proposed to patients with severe mitral regurgitation with an expected benefit in terms of functional class improvement." ...

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

... Trial a study comparing non-surgical repair for severe mitral valve regurgitation with conventional surgery. In 2005, a team of doctors at the Institute ... so far show that the MitraClip can provide successful reduction of mitral regurgitation for up to 36 months. Also, studies showed that with resumption of proper ...

Nearly 40 Percent of GERD Patients Taking PPIs Experience Recurring Symptoms

... experience breakthrough, which is a return of GERD symptoms, such as acid regurgitation and heartburn. These breakthrough symptoms lead more than half of GERD ... are not fully satisfied with the specific symptom relief (e.g., acid regurgitation and heartburn) they get from their once-daily PPI. -- While 98 percent of ...

Nearly 40 percent of GERD patients taking PPIs experience recurring symptoms

... experience breakthrough, which is a return of GERD symptoms, such as acid regurgitation and heartburn. These breakthrough symptoms lead more than half of GERD ... are not fully satisfied with the specific symptom relief (e.g., acid regurgitation and heartburn) they get from their once-daily PPI. While 98 percent ...

Edwards Lifesciences Announces Schedule of Activities at TCT 2007

... by Edwards. The summit will cover topics including mitral regurgitation therapies, transcatheter mitral valve repair and replacement, ... MONARC system, a device intended to treat functional mitral regurgitation in heart failure patients. Monday, Oct. 22 -- Advanced Endovascular ...

New Heart Valve Repair System Tested for Safety

... to close more tightly. "Heart failure prevalence is worsening, and we know that the outcome of congestive heart failure is worse when mitral regurgitation is present," study author Dr. Stefan Sack, chief of cardiology, pneumology and intensive care at Schwabing Hospital in Munich, Germany, said in the ...

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

... 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 type of heart valve insufficiency in Europe and the United States, affecting millions of people worldwide. ...

Patients Call for Continued FDA Preemption Authority

... Tom Price, a long-distance runner from Syracuse, New York, was unable to run more than a mile due to calcification and severe regurgitation in his bicuspid aortic valve. After aortic valve replacement, he has resumed his active lifestyle. Mike Roman, from St. Louis, Missouri, a ...

Device Offers Hope for Patients With Leaky Heart Valve

... by Cardiac Dimensions, was recently approved for sale in Europe. More information The MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia has more about mitral regurgitation . -- Robert Preidt SOURCE: Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, news ...

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

... Union which provides a non-surgical mitral valve repair option for patients suffering from the effects of mitral regurgitation (MR). Mitral regurgitation is the most common type of heart valve insufficiency in Europe and the United States, affecting millions of people worldwide. In the vast majority of ...

Chronic gastrointestinal symptoms in Korean population

... 655) were surveyed, with a face-to-face interview. The prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), defined as heartburn and/or acid regurgitation experienced at least weekly, was 3.5. The prevalence of uninvestigated dyspepsia, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and chronic constipation, defined by ...

Cleveland Clinic Unveils 'Top 10' Medical Innovations for 2009

... virus-like particle (VLP) may offer a better solution to protect people against infection from the deadly avian virus. 5. Percutaneous Mitral Valve regurgitation Repair: Using a tiny barbed, wishbone-shaped device, the heart is fixed non-surgically from the inside out. A catheter is carefully guided through ...

FDA Approves NEXIUM(R) for the Treatment of Short-Term GERD in Children 1 to 11 Years Old

... for the treatment of GERD, a condition in which the contents of the stomach back up into the esophagus. Symptoms of GERD often include heartburn, regurgitation and upset stomach. "GERD has become increasingly common in children, and, if left untreated, can lead to potentially serious complications such as ...

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

... More information about the EVEREST II trial is available at http://www.mitralregurgitation.org . About Mitral Regurgitation Mitral regurgitation (MR), the most common type of heart valve insufficiency occurs when the heart's mitral valve does not close properly. Both the American Heart ...

Evalve(R) Completes $60 Million Series D Financing

... More information about the EVEREST II trial is available at http://www.mitralregurgitation.org . About Mitral Regurgitation Mitral regurgitation (MR), the most common type of heart valve insufficiency occurs when the heart's mitral valve does not close properly. Both the American Heart ...

Percutaneous valve therapy: is it safe and effective?

... LV remodeling). A device known as the Mitra Clip was found to be effective, demonstrating significant clinical improvements in patients with mitral regurgitation who had Charlotte, NC. In addition to these presentations, panel discussions were held on Sunday October 21, Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair ...

Back-to-School Campaign Motivates Children and Parents to Embrace 'Habits for Health'

... to age. In addition to heartburn, children with GERD may experience sour or bitter taste in the mouth, difficulty swallowing, weight loss, vomiting, regurgitation and abdominal pain. "With childhood obesity on the rise, it's no surprise that we're seeing GERD in young children more than ever before," said Dr. ...

Heartburn Can Be a Sign of Serious Disease

... just uncomfortable, it can be a sign of a serious problem called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Symptoms of GERD include burning chest pain, regurgitation of bitter or sour liquid, difficulty swallowing, and excessive clearing of the throat. Left untreated, persistent heartburn/GERD symptoms can lead ...

FDA Announces Voluntary Withdrawal of Pergolide Products

... confirm previous findings associating pergolide with increased chance of regurgitation (backflow of blood) of the mitral, tricuspid, and aortic valves of the heart. Valve regurgitation is a condition in which valves don’t close tightly, allowing blood to flow ...

Handheld ECG: stethoscope of the future

... pericardial effusion (fluid in the sac surrounding the heart) mitral regurgitation (leaking of one of the major heart valves); and aortic valvular thickening ... POCE with minimal training was not as accurate in detecting mitral regurgitation or thickening of the aortic valve, Alexander did say that this would ...

Japan's Kobayashi Might Drop Out of Hot Dog Eating Championship

... wolfing them down. The buns are eaten separately after being dunked in water to make them easier to swallow. The only real rule is to avoid regurgitation -- or "reversal of fortune" as it is quaintly termed -- which would result in immediate disqualification. ...

American Bests Japanese Hot Dog Eating Champion, Sets Record

... wolfing them down. The buns are eaten separately after being dunked in water to make them easier to swallow. The only real rule is to avoid regurgitation -- or 'reversal of fortune' as it is quaintly termed -- which would result in immediate disqualification. Hot dog eating champions are not, ...

New Reflux Guidelines Released

... of GERD that are unresponsive to drug therapy,” says lead author Dr. Ikuo Hirano. “These patients may have typical reflux symptoms of heartburn and regurgitation but also may complain of chest pain, asthma, chronic cough and chronic laryngitis.” This confusing list of symptoms, coupled with the fact that many ...

Heartbeats on IPods - Being ‘cool’ can Help Doctors to

... 149 general internists listened 400 times to five common heart murmurs including aortic stenosis, aortic regurgitation, mitral stenosis, mitral regurgitation and innocent systolic murmur. Previous studies have found the average rate of correct heart sound identification in physicians is 40 percent. ...

Erosive esophagitis healing connected to acid control

... a 24-hour period), a statistically significant difference (p=0.0059). Better acid control also correlated to significantly lower heartburn and acid regurgitation symptom scores (Spearman rank correlation [r] = -29 percent and -21 percent; p=0.003 and 0.032, respectively). "This is the first prospective ...
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