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How to stop narrowing heart valves becoming fatal by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Wed 08 Feb 2012 11:01am News from the world of totalhealth I hope that you will be interested in the latest content written in plain English for our patient-facing website www.totalhealth.co.uk . These helpful articles by top UK doctors discuss health news and innovative treatment options alongside our usual informative, patient-f ... 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 »
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 »
Sorin Group Gets European CE Mark Approval for Self Anchoring Sutureless Aortic Heart Valve by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 01 Feb 2011 7:28pm The product approved is for aortic valve replacement in the heart for patients suffering from aortic stenosis.      Cardiac chamber catheterization provides a definitive diagnosis for the condition and it can also be diagnosed with an ECG.  The best diagnosis is usually from an echocardiogram or an ultra sound of the heart, a non invasive proc ... Read on »
Consumer Information on: Edwards SAPIEN Transcatheter Heart Valve (THV) - P100041 by Health & Human Services Posted Tue 22 Nov 2011 12:00am This is a brief overview of information related to FDA’s approval to market this product. See the links below to the Summary of Safety and Effectiveness Data (SSED) and product labeling for more complete information on this product, its indications for use, and the basis for FDA’s approval. Product Name: Edwards SA ... Read on »
Valve Repair or Replacement Offers Similar Outcomes for Severe Heart Valve Disease by Medline Plus Posted Mon 18 Nov 2013 2:40pm Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Heart Valve Diseases , Mitral Valve Prolapse 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 »
The latest treatments for heart valve disease by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Fri 13 Jan 2012 3:34am Heart valveA structure that allows fluid to flow in one direction only, preventing backflow. problems are common in the UK and affect almost one million people. Many problems occur through the narrowing of valves, such as aortic stenosisNarrowing of a tubular structure or valve., one of the most common forms of h ... Read on »