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Patients who suffer from aortic stenosis have heart valves that do not fully open. The condition decreases blood flow from the heart, so doctors often recommend surgery to implant a prosthetic valve. CoreValve, a new minimally invasive system to
The device called the Medtronic CoreValve System, which has recently been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, is deployed with a catheter which is inserted in an artery in the groin and guided up to the heart to take over the function of a
Direct Flow Medical Inc., a developer of transcatheter aortic replacement valve systems, is expanding its headquarters in northwest Santa Rosa by 9,000 square feet to support additional staff as it embarks on key clinical trials toward full U.S.
A new study gives a big boost to fixing a bad aortic valve, the heart's main gate, without open-heart surgery. Survival rates were better one year later for people who had a new valve placed through a tube into an artery instead. The results were
Medtronic Inc. was superior to traditional open surgery in extending the lives of patients with diseased aortic valves, according to a new study. After one year, 85.8% of patients who received the Medtronic device, called CoreValve, were still alive,
He faulted the risk calculator that accompanies the new guidelines for not taking into account family history of coronary heart disease as a powerful risk factor. Still, the new analysis, which examined data from more than 3,700 people nationwide,
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The European Patent Office invalidated an Edwards Lifesciences Corp. patent that was used to prevent Medtronic Inc. from selling its CoreValve transcatheter aortic valve in Germany, Medtronic said Thursday. Edwards last August won an injunction
The procedure circumvents an anesthesiologist inserting a breathing tube for general anesthesia. Conscious sedation can mean less recovery time, a shorter hospital stay and cost savings, physicians have reported. For traditional surgical aortic valve
XT Approved in Europe for Valve-in-Valve Aortic, Mitral Procedures by Editors on Feb 6, 2014 3:18 pm Prosthetic heart valves, due to the continuous stress they're subjected to, have a limited lifetime and may even require replacement once worn out.