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Your infection questions answered by Louise Posted Mon 11 Jun 2012 8:46am Here are Dr. Michael Gardam's answers to your questions following  our interview  about infections acquired in hospital. Dr. Gardam is medical director of infection prevention and control at Toronto's University Health Network . 1. Do you believe that it is an acceptable practice to wash with an antibacterial wate ... Read on »
Can A Man Survive Without A Heart? by Ng Peng Hock Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 5:46pm I bet you would be a little astonishing by just looking at the title and probably asked yourself, ‘How can a man live without a heart?’ In fact, there is nothing wrong about the title. In Taiwan, a 60-year-old retired electrician lived for 16 days without a heart but supported by 2 artificial heart-lung machines while he was wa ... Read on »
UCLA Performs It’s First Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement–Aortic Heart Valve Implant Without Open Heart Surger by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 17 Aug 2012 2:53am The Edwards SAPIEN transcatheter heart valve is made of bovine pericardial tissue leaflets hand-sewn onto a metal frame, is implanted via one of two catheter-based methods.  The product was recently approved by the FDA for patients who cannot undergo full open heart surgery due to their physical conditions so the device will now open opportunit ... Read on »
FDA approves innovative, non-invasive heart valve by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Wed 02 Nov 2011 7:18pm Federal health officials have approved a first-of-a-kind artificial heart valve that can be implanted without major surgery, offering a new treatment option for patients who are too old or frail for the chest-cracking procedure currently used. The Food and Drug Administration said late Wednesday it approved Edwards Lifesciences' Sapien heart v ... Read on »
FDA Finally Gives Approval To Abbott MitraClip–Has Been Approved for Use In Europe Since 2008 To Help Leaky Heart Valves by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 26 Oct 2013 11:06pm In March this year the FDA panel recommended against the device stating there was not enough evidence to show safety.  The device works to fix leaky heart valves in patients who are not candidates for surgery to replace a heart valve.  30 other countries outside the US have been using the device to treat mitral regurgitation when the left chamb ... Read on »
Medtronic Gets Early FDA Approval to Sell CoreValve Minimally Invasive Technology To Replace Aortic Heart Valves–Let The V by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 18 Jan 2014 4:38pm Edwards Lifesciences will now have some competition in the Aortic valve business.  The device is beating out medication therapy as noted in clinical trials but Edward is not happy and has a filed a lawsuit to try to block the sales of the Medtronic CoreValve.  I guess we have moved forward from stent wars to valve wars.  UCLA began using the Ed ... Read on »
Heart valves implanted without having open-heart surgery by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 11 Jan 2009 4:20pm This is still listed as a clinical trial, and there is either a small incision in the chest, or no incision with navigating through the femoral artery in the patient’s leg.  This option will enable patients, who normally would not be able to survive a full open heart surgery to have the opportunity to have a heart valve replaced.   The pro ... Read on »
Medtronic's Melody Pulmonary Heart Valve Approved by FDA – Interventional Procedure Without Open Heart Surgery by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 25 Jan 2010 6:56pm The world of interventional procedures certainly keep growing.  The procedures are much easier for the patient to withstand versus full open heart surgery, but with most interventional pulmonary and or stent procedures, there is a trade off, you need to continue repeat visits to the doctor to ensure the device is still working properly, has not ... Read on »
Diseased heart valve replaced through small chest incision by Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno M. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 11 Feb 2009 3:25pm http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/holnus/099200902111681.htm Report by EurekAlert New procedure prospective option for patients too frail for open-heart surgery Chicago: When 91-year-old Irvin Lafferty was diagnosed with severe blockage of his heart valve—hardening that is formally known as aortic valve stenosis—open-heart surg ... Read on »
Diseased heart valve replaced th ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 11 Feb 2009 3:29pm Diseased heart valve replaced through small chest incision New procedure prospective option for patients too frail for open-heart surgery CHICAGO, 11 feb 2009 — When 91-year-old Irvin Lafferty was diagnosed with severe blockage of his heart valve—hardening that is formally known as aortic valve stenosis—open-heart surgery was out of the que ... Read on »