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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 …  
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over 6 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
over 6 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
over 6 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
over 6 years ago