Novel heart valve replacement offers hope for thousands with rheumatic heart disease
Science Daily - Sep 9, 2016
"Over the past decade heart valve surgery has been revolutionised by transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)," said lead author Dr Jacques Scherman, a cardiac surgeon in the Chris Barnard Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Cape ...
Sapien 3 Approved for Use in Intermediate-Risk Patients in Europe
TCTMD - Sep 20, 2016
In a propensity-score analysis that compared patients treated with Sapien 3 and patients treated with surgical valve replacement in the PARTNER 2A randomized trial, TAVR using the balloon-expandable device was superior to heart-valve surgery.
New heart valve replacement device to help rheumatic heart disease patients
'Over the past decade heart valve surgery has been revolutionised by transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), where heart valves are replaced or repaired via a catheter, obviating the need for open heart surgery or a heart-lung machine,' said ...
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Each year, over 250,000 heart valve repair and heart valve replacement operations are performed for conditions including stenosis, prolapse, insufficiency, aneurysm, Tetralogy of Fallot and regurgitation. As a result, patients experience several different types of cardiac bypass surgery including aortic valve replacement, mitral valve repair and the Ross Procedure.
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Jen’s Story: Recovering From Heart Valve Surgery
AHA Heart Valve Ambassador Jen Hyde describes the recovery process after her heart valve replacement surgery. She was comforted by friends and family, ...
Factors Affecting Recovery From Heart Valve Surgery
If you've been diagnosed with a heart valve problem such as aortic stenosis or mitral valve regurgitation and it requires surgery, you may be wondering what ...
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Heart Valve surgery: Minimally invasive mitral valve repair
Dr. Luis Castro of Sequoia Medical Group Cardiovascular Services outlines the four most important questions you should ask your surgeon if you or a loved one ...