A new study by a team of cardiologists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) led by senior and corresponding author Jeffrey Popma, MD, suggests that a minimally invasive procedure currently reserved for patients too frail to undergo surgery may in fact be a safe and effective alternative for healthier patients. The findings were presented […]Continue Reading ...
Patients with heart failure and a leaking heart valve reported feeling better and experiencing fewer heart failure symptoms if they underwent a procedure to repair their valve than patients who received standard treatment alone, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 68th Annual Scientific Session. The findings are the latest to come […]Continue Reading ...
A well-known, four-year study found popular arthritis drug Celebrex no more dangerous for the heart than older drugs in its same classification – commonly called NSAIDs. Now, a big-data analysis of patient records at Vanderbilt University has found a link specifically between Celebrex and heart valve calcification. W. David Merryman, professor of biomedical engineering, and […]Continue Reading ...
Patients of the Mainz University Medical Center with heart valve disease have recently been able to benefit from a new treatment option for a narrowed aortic valve. Since the beginning of January 2019, cardiologists have implanted a new motor-driven and self-expanding heart valve in three patients in Europe for the first time. The advantage: the […]Continue Reading ...
3D Model of the heart by Dr. Matthew Bramlet. Credit: NIH In the largest multi-institutional study to date, led by researchers from Penn Medicine, the team found that among patients who underwent a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a high number experienced severe and moderate cases of prosthesis-patient mismatch (PPM)—meaning the implanted heart valve is […]Continue Reading ...
A latest study has shown that sudden cardiac death could be linked to a very common heart condition – mitral valve prolapse. Sudden cardiac death occurs when the heart suddenly stops beating. This connection is a significant breakthrough say experts. The new study titled, “Mitral valve prolapse and sudden cardiac death: a systematic review and […]Continue Reading ...
A University of Adelaide-led team of researchers has found a link between sudden cardiac death (when the heart suddenly stops beating) and a common heart condition known as mitral valve prolapse that affects around 12 in every 1000 people worldwide. In a paper, published in Heart, researchers aanalyzed more than 7600 studies and found that […]Continue Reading ...
August 17, 2018 When Medicare in 2011 agreed to pay for a revolutionary procedure to replace leaky heart valves by snaking a synthetic replacement up through blood vessels, the goal was to offer relief to the tens of thousands of patients too frail to endure open-heart surgery, the gold standard. To help ensure good results, […]Continue Reading ...
Compared with patients who had a typical tricuspid aortic valve, patients with a more unusual bicuspid aortic valve had a similar rate of death but a higher likelihood of stroke after undergoing a procedure to replace the valve by threading surgical equipment through an artery, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology’s […]Continue Reading ...
Novostia announces that it raised CHF 6.5 million from private investors to advance its disruptive aortic and mitral heart valve to clinical trials. Heart valve diseases affect more than 100 million people worldwide. Every year hundreds of thousands of patients undergo a heart valve replacement. Available technologies entail serious constraints: lifelong anticoagulant medication or further […]Continue Reading ...
New integrated workflow improves valve sizing accuracy during aortic valve replacement procedures More than one in eight people aged 75 and older in the United States develop moderate-to-severe blockage of the aortic valve in their hearts, usually caused by calcified deposits that build up on the valve’s leaflets and prevent them from fully opening and […]Continue Reading ...
Most people who need open heart surgery to repair damaged heart valves are aged 65 or older. The American Heart Association (AHA) estimates that nearly 8 million people have had heart surgeries. However, we don’t fully understand the effects of heart surgery on an older adult’s cognition (the ability to remember, think, and make decisions). […]Continue Reading ...
Animal-derived heart valves are preferred to mechanical ones for valve-replacement heart surgery because they are more biocompatible and do not require a life-changing regime of anticoagulant drugs. However, in young patients, animal-derived valves only have a lifespan of around five to ten years as the result of premature dysfunction. This means valves derived from cattle […]Continue Reading ...
In the largest multi-institutional study to date, led by researchers from Penn Medicine, the team found that among patients who underwent a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a high number experienced severe and moderate cases of prosthesis-patient mismatch (PPM)–meaning the implanted heart valve is too small for the patient which can lead to inadequate blood […]Continue Reading ...
August 14, 2018 Current treatment guidelines say patients who undergo minimally invasive aortic heart valve replacements should receive two antiplatelet drugs to reduce the risk of dangerous blood clots. A new Loyola Medicine study has found that giving patients a single antiplatelet drug may work as well as giving two drugs, with significantly lower risks […]Continue Reading ...
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