heart valve


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Synonyms for heart valve

a valve to control one-way flow of blood

an implant that replaces a natural cardiac valve

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Healthcare company Abbott disclosed on Tuesday the receipt of approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the world's smallest Masters HP 15mm rotatable mechanical heart valve that will allow doctors to treat babies and toddlers in need of a mitral or aortic valve replacement.
To calculate the market size, we consider revenue generated from the sales of prosthetic heart valve products such as:
Transcatheter heart valve replacement is a relatively non-invasive procedure to repair the damaged heart valves with bioprosthetic valves for treatment of valvular heart disease namely aortic stenosis and mitral regurgitation among geriatric population.
According to the figures, the most recent available from campaign group Heart Valve Voice, there were also 10 transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVI) procedures in the Northumberland area, compared to just two in Sunderland.
Heart Valve Voice, a group of surgeons and experts in heart valve disease, has highlighted the differences amid a campaign to end the "postcode lottery" of treatment.
Ellis says that the typical bioprosthetic heart valve will last eight to 15 years, but that the time frame is variable and can be influenced by factors such as chronic kidney disease and other health factors.
Such valves have only recently been commercially introduced in the United States; as a result, the adoption of minimally invasive heart valve replacement is still in its early stages.
This breakthrough technology could save the lives of patients with heart valve disease who have no other therapeutic options," Dr.
1) in their attempt to avoid the destructive process of bio-prosthetic heart-valve calcification, tried to prevent calcification of pericardial bio-prosthetic heart valve materials using TPEN.
This is a significant and exciting milestone for our transcatheter heart valve program and for Edwards Lifesciences," said Michael A.
Your risk of developing heart valve disease significantly increases as you grow older, according to a report published in the September 16 issue of The Lancet.
It's the first fabrication of an autologous heart valve inside a living body," Kyoko Hayashida, MD, lead author of the study, told participants attending the American Heart Association's 2006 Scientific Sessions.
The Toronto Root(TM) bioprosthesis, featuring our BiLinx(TM) anticalcification technology, continues our commitment to provide the best solutions for heart valve disease with the broadest line of heart valve replacement and repair products available from any supplier.
Implantation of the mechanical heart valve causes tissue damage, and circulating platelets and fibrin tend to accumulate where the valve has been attached.
NEW YORK: A US company stopped all implants of a heart valve yesterday because the silver coating intended to reduce heart infections may occasionally cause the valve to leak.