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Advanced Procedure Makes Heart Valve Replacement Possible for More Patients

When Bob Partridge’s cardiologist told him it was time to treat his faulty heart valve, Bob was very aware of the problem. He couldn’t walk the 14 steps from his basement to the kitchen without stopping to catch his breath or even make it across his yard. 387 more words

Patient Stories

Waiting for Dr. Godot

I received the phone call at work. It was a notification from my mom’s Life Alert system. She was at the hospital. I later learned she’d experienced a sudden and intense tightening in her chest. 874 more words

Humor

Valve replacement surgery allows 96-year-old Tucson man to fulfill bucket list

At 96 years old, Seymour Einstein has a lot of living to do with his new wife, Audrey. Married for two years, the pair has big plans to crisscross the country. 538 more words

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Echocardiography Plays Vital Role in Planning, Execution and Follow-up of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

Current guidelines recommend a multidisciplinary approach as optimal for treating patients who qualify for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).1 In addition to a care team of cardiac surgeons and interventional cardiologists, echocardiographers are involved in every phase of transcatheter valve replacement: from pre-implantation patient screening and selecting an appropriate valve size, to intraprocedural guidance of wire and valve position and post-implantation assessment.1… 397 more words

Penn State Hershey Heart And Vascular Institute

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Expands Options for Inoperable Severe Aortic Stenosis Patients

Surgical aortic valve replacement is extremely low-risk for most patients. However, a significant number of patients are at high-risk for surgical valve replacement or are ineligible for surgery because of comorbidities. 583 more words

Penn State Hershey Heart And Vascular Institute

Top med tech stories from previous day 17/03/2015

Medical device trends brings you top 3 stories from previous day. As these features remained at the forefront in terms of tweets , views and discussions, we bring you quick snapshot of their content. 50 more words

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ACC15 Presentations Make Nonsurgical Aortic Valve Replacement Look Very Promising

At the ACC meetings yesterday, several “late-breaking clinical trial” presentations provided substantial reasons to be enthusiastic about transcutaneous aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in comparison to standard surgical AV replacement (SAVR). 403 more words

Valvular Heart Disease