TRILUMINATE Study Shows Treatment with Abbott's First-of-its-Kind Minimally Invasive Device Reduces Tricuspid Heart Valve Leaks

- Late-breaking data for Abbott's investigational clip-based tricuspid heart valve repair system presented at EuroPCR
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Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Cardiac Surgery Source Type: blogs
Authors: Muntané-Carol G, Guimaraes L, Ferreira-Neto AN, Wintzer-Wehekind J, Junquera L, Del Val D, Faroux L, Philippon F, Rodés-Cabau J Abstract Introduction: Transcatheter aortic replacement (TAVR) has revolutionized the treatment of aortic stenosis during the last years. Despite improvements in transcatheter heart valve systems, the rate of conduction disturbances after TAVR, particularly new-onset left bundle branch block (new-onset LBBB), has not decreased over time. Areas covered: Overview of the current data regarding new-onset LBBB post-TAVR focusing on clinical outcomes. Expert opinion: New-o...
Source: Expert Review of Medical Devices - Category: Medical Devices Tags: Expert Rev Med Devices Source Type: research
Conclusion In case of relevant heart valve disease after pneumonectomies, heart valve surgeries are feasible. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Case Report: Cardiac Source Type: research
Transcatheter heart surgeries, particularly to repair failing valves, are now common in many high-end hospitals. Though the actual replacement procedure is not easy, navigating to the valve site through narrow vasculature and inside the heart is in i...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Cardiac Surgery Cardiology Source Type: blogs
Mitral valve regurgitation (MR), a condition in which the mitral valve does not close properly, allowing blood to leak back into the heart’s upper chamber, is the most common disease of the heart valves. It can cause symptoms such as cough, fatigue, and trouble breathing. The risk of MR increases with age. Until recently, there were only two methods of treatment for MR: medication and open-heart surgery. During this surgery, the surgeon accesses the heart by opening up the breastbone. He or she either repairs or replaces the mitral valve while a heart-lung machine takes over the job of the heart and lungs while the h...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Heart Health Surgery Source Type: blogs
Cardiovascular tissue engineering endeavors to repair or regenerate damaged or ineffective blood vessels, heart valves, and cardiac muscle. Current strategies that aim to accomplish such a feat include the differentiation of multipotent or pluripotent stem cells on appropriately designed biomaterial scaffolds that promote the development of mature and functional cardiac tissue. The advent of additive manufacturing 3D bioprinting technology further advances the field by allowing heterogenous cell types, biomaterials, and signaling factors to be deposited in precisely organized geometries similar to those found in their native counterparts.
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In this issue of Seminars, Jimenez and colleagues1 present their outcomes and repair rates for mitral valve (MV) operations following implementation of a dedicated multidisciplinary heart valve team at a low mitral volume Veterans Administration (VA) hospital. In this retrospective review of 103 consecutive mitral operations performed upon initiation of their heart valve team in 2009, through to 2016, MV repair rates increased to 67% compared to 21% from the previous 8-year period. In this recent era, repair rates for degenerative disease were 86.5% (64/74) with mild or less residual mitral regurgitation (MR) in longitudin...
Source: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: ADULT – Editorial Commentary Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: J Cardiol Source Type: research
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