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Last month, Medtronic announced receipt of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for and launch of the Evolut Pro+ TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement) System to treat patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis. Aortic steno...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Cardiac Surgery Cardiology Exclusive Source Type: blogs
- New data presented at TCT 2019 on Abbott's TriClip device from the TRILUMINATE Feasibility Study met both the primary safety and performance endpoints
Source: Abbott.com - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
- TRILUMINATE Pivotal trial is the world's first randomized clinical trial to evaluate transcatheter tricuspid valve repair in patients with severe tricuspid regurgitation
Source: Abbott.com - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Authors: Weltert L, Licitra R, Salica A, Irace F, De Paulis R Abstract This is the third and final part of our update on the latest advances in cardiac valvular replacement. Part 1 was dedicated to cardiac valvular replacement, and Part 2 focused on transcatheter cardiac valvular treatment. This part concerns annuloplasty prostheses for valvular reconstructive surgery. The number of patients undergoing surgical heart valve repair has been increasing, particularly in high-volume centers. Annuloplasty is now considered the gold standard in mitral valve regurgitation repair secondary to degenerative, ischemic and idio...
Source: Surgical Technology International - Category: Surgery Tags: Surg Technol Int Source Type: research
AbstractPercutaneous mitral and tricuspid valve interventions are alternative treatment options for patients who are deemed to be at high surgical risk and/or inoperable. Transcatheter edge-to-edge mitral valve repair using the MitraClip and PASCAL system, which are designed to mimic the surgical Alfieri ’s stich, has changed the landscape for the treatment of symptomatic functional mitral regurgitation (MR). Previous studies have shown that the procedure can reduce symptoms and improve functional capacity with low rates of complication. Recently, two randomized controlled clinical trials have rep orted the effect of...
Source: Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
In this issue of the Journal, Carrel and Eberle1 describe the case of a 77-year-old woman with severe tricuspid valve regurgitation (TR) after a failed transcatheter tricuspid valve repair with a TriCinch technique (4Tech Cardio Ireland Ltd, Galway, Ireland). The patient underwent successful cardiac surgery, in which a tricuspid valve replacement was performed with implantation of a size 33 bioprosthetic heart valve.
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
Authors: Bonetti A, Marchini M, Ortolani F Abstract Ectopic calcification of native and bioprosthetic heart valves represents a major public health problem causing severe morbidity and mortality worldwide. Valve procalcific degeneration is known to be caused mainly by calcium salt precipitation onto membranes of suffering non-scavenged cells and dead-cell-derived products acting as major hydroxyapatite nucleators. Although etiopathogenesis of calcification in native valves is still far from being exhaustively elucidated, it is well known that bioprosthesis mineralization may be primed by glutaraldehyde-mediated tox...
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research
Conclusion: The untreated autologous pericardium functioned well when it was used to create a competent pulmonary valve at short term and midterm. Although it changed in its structure; there was no calcification at 5 years of follow-up. PMID: 31274488 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Ann Card Anaesth Source Type: research
Conclusions: Compared with 1996, participants entering CR in 2015 were older, more overweight, and had a higher prevalence of coronary risk factors. Lipid values improved substantially concurrent with increased statin use. While the percentage of female participants increased, they continue to be underrepresented. Patients with heart valve repair/replacement now constitute 10.6% of the patients enrolled. Clinical programs need to recognize changing characteristics of attendees to best tailor interventions.
Source: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Cardiac Rehabilitation Source Type: research
CorMatrix, a company out of Roswell, Georgia, has won FDA clearance for the Cor PATCH epicardial patch. The device is indicated for use at the locations of aneurysms, in adults who have suffered a heart attack that led to the ventricular walls b...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Cardiac Surgery Source Type: blogs
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