In conclusion, Bartonella infection of a natural reservoir appears to lead to cardiac valve
To our knowledge, this association of cardiac valve
surgery and fat embolism is unique to our case and four other case reports.
Data were obtained on all patients admitted in 2008 to any of 37 hospitals for cardiac valve
replacement surgery (MS-DRG 216-221).
Edwards Lifesciences Corp's (Irvine CA) cardiac valve
implanted without open-heart surgery prevented 45% more deaths after a year than standard treatment, a study found.
The ailing 77-year-old Hollywood icon said on her Twitter web page that doctors were preparing to repair a leaking cardiac valve
These tests were followed by a number of animal experiments to investigate biocompatibility, deposits and blood turbulence in the mechanical cardiac valve
The new recommendations suggest preventive antibiotics before dental work only for those with artificial heart valves, a history of infective endocarditis, certain forms of congenital heart disease, and cardiac valve
abnormalities following a heart transplant.
The early years of cardiac valve
replacement provided a rich source of necropsy "material" until valve techniques and artificial heart valves became more refined.
Pathologist Dr Carrie Champ, who performed a post-mortem examination, said Mrs Anthony contracted a cardiac valve
infection less than two weeks before her death, which, coupled with a gastric problem, killed her.
It is actually a cardiac valve
tumour frozen in time after an operation by medical photographer Jill Swanborough.
Laguna Hills, CA) have entered into an exclusive licensing agreement to employ one of Angiotech's proprietary PEG-based biomaterials as part of a prophylactic therapy envisioned to mitigate the onset of post-operative atrial fibrillation (POAF) for patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting and cardiac valve
This is even more the case if patients receiving dopamine agonist drugs are monitored using a standard echocardiogram on an annual basis to document any cardiac valve
The second study, a nested case-control study drawn from the United Kingdom General Practice Research Database, calculated incidence rates of newly diagnosed cardiac valve
regurgitation in 11,417 patients who had received prescriptions for antiparkinsonian medications.
Included in the scope of the work are such topics as vaccine production, protein engineering, gene therapy, DNA as a scaffold for nano-structure assembly, directed evolution of proteins for device applications, physiogenomics, cell adhesion and migration, polymeric scaffolds for tissue engineering applications, calcium phosphate ceramics for bone tissue engineering, nerve regeneration, cardiac valve
prostheses, peritoneal dialysis equipment, liver support systems, and nerve guidance channels.
Prosthetic valve endocarditis is a serious disease and may lead to complete malfunctioning of the cardiac valve