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Patients can self monitor oral anticoagulation, study shows

The study, reported in the British Journal of General Practice, included 296 patients requiring oral anticoagulation who had bought a device to self monitor their international normalised ratio (INR). Most patients (97%) had warfarin prescribed, and this was for a range of conditions including thrombosis (35.8%), having a mechanical heart valve (32.8%), atrial fibrillation (23.0%), and …  
feeds.bmj.com
about 5 years ago
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UCLA Clinicians 3D Print Heart Models to Prepare for Transcatheter Valve Replacements (VIDEO) |

Patients receiving transcatheter cardiac valve replacements tend to be more fragile than those getting open heart surgery. It is particularly important to  
medgadget.com
about 5 years ago
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Supercomputers Analyze Valve Hemodynamics |

Artificial heart valves have been used for quite some time with percutaneous devices becoming common in the last few years. While very successful in a larg  
medgadget.com
about 5 years ago
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Harpoon Medical's Mitral Valve Repair Device To Minimize Invasiveness, Reduce Time of Surgery and Recovery |

The pictured device, produced by Baltimore-based Harpoon Medical, seeks to provide another in a series of recent improvements in mitral valve repair techno  
medgadget.com
about 5 years ago
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New Self-Positioning Transcatheter Mitral Valve Developed by National University of Singapore |

Transcatheter heart valve replacements have become life savers for many frail patients who are unsuitable for open heart surgery. While many benefit from i  
medgadget.com
almost 5 years ago
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CT Study Raises Concerns with Bioprosthetic Aortic Valves

Researchers speculate the reduced leaflet motion might be associated with subclinical thrombosis. The FDA is aware of the issue and working with industry and physicians to characterize the scope of the problem.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Possible Clots on Bioprosthetic Aortic Valves

A report of reduced leaflet mobility in bioprosthetic aortic valves challenges the conventional wisdom that patients with tissue valves do not need oral anticoagulation.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Edwards SAPIEN XT Heart Valve Now FDA Approved for Valve-in-Valve Procedures |

The FDA has issued approval for Edwards Lifesciences to introduce its SAPIEN XT trascatheter heart valve for aortic valve-in-valve procedures. The indicati  
medgadget.com
almost 5 years ago
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Market for New Mitral Valve Device Could Take Years to Build

Top medical device makers are investing heavily in transcatheter mitral valves but it will be at least four years before the technology reaches the U.S. market.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Transcatheter aortic valve replacement enables higher risk patients to be treated, study shows

The use of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) increased rapidly in Germany from 2007 to 2013, show the findings of a nationwide study in which patients undergoing TAVR were found to be older and at higher procedural risk than those who had valves replaced surgically.1  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 5 years ago
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New FDA Guidelines Aim to Prevent Zika Transmission Via Tissue, Cell Donation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued new recommendations aimed at reducing the risk of Zika virus transmission through donated human tissues and cells used in surgical or reproductive procedures, such as umbilical cord blood, corneas and heart valves.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Edwards SAPIEN XT Transcatheter Heart Valve Approved for Pulmonic Valve Replacements |

The Food and Drug Administration gave Edwards Lifesciences the green light to offer its Edwards SAPIEN XT transcatheter cardiac valve for pulmonic valve re  
medgadget.com
over 4 years ago
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Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery: Excellent Outcomes

For select patients, minimally invasive mitral valve (mini-MVR) surgery provides excellent outcomes without increasing hospital costs, compared with conventional mitral valve surgery, according to results from the Virginia Cardiac Surgery Quality Initiative (VCSQI) database.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Mitral Valve Implant or Degenerated Bioprosthetic Mitral Valve

High-risk patients with failed bioprosthetic mitral valve, previous ring annuloplasty, or severe calcific mitral stenosis can be treated effectively with percutaneous transvenous transseptal mitral valve implantation, researchers report.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago