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Novel Heart Valve Replacement Technique

2016 13 Sep

New research presented at South African Association Heart Congress 2016 reveals a novel heart valve replacement method that could offer hope to thousands of patients with rheumatic heart disease. As highlighted by lead author Dr Jacques Scherman, a cardiac surgeon in the Chris Barnard Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Cape Town, South... Read more

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New Technology to Replace Heart Valves

2015 13 Aug

Interventional cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons at the Orlando Health Heart Institute are the first to use a new self-expanding CoreValve® Evolut™ R System approved for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in severe aortic stenosis patients who are at high or extreme risk for surgery.This new leading edge technology can help improve... Read more

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3D Printed Model Guides Heart Valve Replacement

2015 06 Jul

A team of cardiologists at UCLA used a minimally invasive approach to replace a heart valve of a patient whose unique heart anatomy made conventional open-heart surgery too risky.  The team printed a 3-D model of Richard Whitaker’s heart to determine whether a replacement valve would align and fit with his unusually large pulmonary arteries.  The 3-D... Read more


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