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ESC Guidelines on diagnosis and treatment of aortic diseases published in European Heart Journal

ESC Guidelines on diagnosis and treatment of aortic diseases published in European Heart Journal

The first comprehensive ESC Guidelines on aortic diseases are published today. They are presented at ESC Congress 2014 by Task Force Chairpersons Professor Raimund Erbel (Germany) and Professor Victor Aboyans (France). [More]
Juventas presents positive trial results of JVS-100 drug delivered by Biocardia’s Helix transendocardial system

Juventas presents positive trial results of JVS-100 drug delivered by Biocardia’s Helix transendocardial system

BioCardia®, Inc., a leader in cardiovascular regenerative medicine, today announced the presentation by Juventas Therapeutics of their positive four-month results for their STOP-HF Trial. [More]
Team Ritter to raise funds for John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health at ING NYC Marathon

Team Ritter to raise funds for John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health at ING NYC Marathon

Friends and family members of people with thoracic aortic disease and fans of the late legendary comedic actor John Ritter will come together as Team Ritter to raise funds for the John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health at the ING New York City Marathon on Nov. 3, 2013. [More]
Common blood pressure drug reduces fatal cardiac problem in patients with Marfan syndrome

Common blood pressure drug reduces fatal cardiac problem in patients with Marfan syndrome

A common drug that is used to treat high blood pressure in the general population has been found to significantly reduce a dangerous and frequently fatal cardiac problem in patients with Marfan syndrome. [More]
Researchers find recurrent genetic mutation linked to deadly thoracic aortic dissections

Researchers find recurrent genetic mutation linked to deadly thoracic aortic dissections

A multi-institutional team led by Dianna Milewicz, M.D., Ph.D., of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has found a recurrent genetic mutation that has been linked to deadly thoracic aortic dissections in family members as young as 17 years of age. [More]
Lunar cycle affects mortality, length of stay following acute aortic dissection repair

Lunar cycle affects mortality, length of stay following acute aortic dissection repair

If you need cardiac surgery in the future, aortic dissection in particular, reach for the moon. Or at least try to schedule your surgery around its cycle. According to a study at Rhode Island Hospital, acute aortic dissection repair performed in the waning full moon appears to reduce the odds of death, and a full moon was associated with shorter length of stay. [More]
Th17 lymphocyte: The master coordinator of cellular inflammation in vessel wall

Th17 lymphocyte: The master coordinator of cellular inflammation in vessel wall

Every year, more than 16,000 Americans die as a result of what's known as an "aortic dissection" - a catastrophic rupture of the aorta, the body's largest artery. Once thought to be a simple structural failure, aortic dissection is now understood to be caused by an inflammatory process that weakens the artery's walls. [More]
National Marfan Foundation’s annual conference to be held in Chicago

National Marfan Foundation’s annual conference to be held in Chicago

The National Marfan Foundation is gearing up for its 28th Annual conference, held at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, August 2-5. Hosted by Northwestern Medicine- and the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, the four-day conference has something for everyone with Marfan syndrome (MFS) and related disorders, including access to many of the top MFS experts in the world. [More]
Study confirms link between sickle cell trait and deaths in young black competitive athletes

Study confirms link between sickle cell trait and deaths in young black competitive athletes

While some published research has hinted at the connection between the sickle cell trait and sudden cardiac death among young, athletic African-American males, which was initially observed in black military recruits 25 years ago, a new study with the first sizeable patient series definitively confirms this risk for these individuals during competitive sports. [More]
VHVI now offers new minimally invasive, catheter-based approach to dissolve pulmonary embolism

VHVI now offers new minimally invasive, catheter-based approach to dissolve pulmonary embolism

The Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute (VHVI) now offers a minimally invasive, catheter-based approach to dissolving pulmonary embolism, a potentially life-threatening blood clot that form elsewhere in the body and travels into the lungs. [More]
Gene defect linked to cluster of systemic complications

Gene defect linked to cluster of systemic complications

Research teams from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and Paris, France have discovered a gene defect linked to a cluster of systemic complications, including life-threatening thoracic aortic disease and intracranial aneurysms. The new syndrome is similar, but distinct from known syndromes such as Marfan and Loeys-Dietz syndrome. [More]
Cardiovascular emergencies may benefit from regionalized systems of care

Cardiovascular emergencies may benefit from regionalized systems of care

Experts are proposing a new model of care collaboration to diagnosis, treat and follow patients who present with various emergent cardiovascular conditions which require rapid, resource-intensive care and confer a high risk of mortality, in an article published April 24 in Circulation. [More]

Study determines incidence of aortic complications in BAV and general population

While the incidence of the life-threatening condition of aortic dissection is significantly higher than in the general population, it remains low among patients with the congenital heart defect, bicuspid aortic valve; however, the incidence of aortic aneurysms is significantly high, according to a study in the September 14 issue of JAMA. [More]
Common genetic variant may predispose people to acute dissections

Common genetic variant may predispose people to acute dissections

Richard Holbrooke, John Ritter, Lucille Ball, Jonathan Larson and Great Britain's King George II were all taken by the same silent killer: an acute aortic dissection. Now, scientists led by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Baylor College of Medicine have found an association with a common genetic variant in the population that predisposes people to acute dissections and can approximately double a person's chances of having the disease. [More]
Bedside screening tool can help diagnose acute aortic dissection

Bedside screening tool can help diagnose acute aortic dissection

The most lethal and sudden cardiovascular event can be the toughest for doctors to diagnose. But a study by the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center shows new guidelines are effective for determining who's most likely suffering from an aortic dissection, which is tearing in the lining of the body's largest blood vessel. [More]
Relay stent-graft safe and effective for patients with aortic dissections

Relay stent-graft safe and effective for patients with aortic dissections

Aortic dissection is rare, but when it occurs, a patient's prognosis can be poor, even with timely medical diagnosis and treatment. It is the most frequently diagnosed lethal condition of the aorta. [More]
Pregnancy via egg donation for women with Turner's syndrome potentially risky

Pregnancy via egg donation for women with Turner's syndrome potentially risky

Pregnancy via egg donation for women with Turner's syndrome is potentially risky, both for the mother and the child, according to a multi-centre study presented today at the European Congress of Endocrinology in Rotterdam. [More]

CryoLife's BioGlue Surgical Adhesive launched in Japan

CryoLife, Inc., an implantable biological medical device and cardiovascular tissue processing company, today announced that its BioGlue Surgical Adhesive has launched in Japan and is expected to be available in hospitals by late May 2011. [More]
Sickle cell trait can cause sudden death in young African-American athletes

Sickle cell trait can cause sudden death in young African-American athletes

The sickle cell trait could be a cause-albeit rare-of sudden death in young African-American competitive athletes, most commonly during football training, according to a scientific poster that will be presented at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions, April 1-3, in New Orleans. [More]
Promising initial data from STABLE clinical trial for endovascular treatment of Type B aortic dissection

Promising initial data from STABLE clinical trial for endovascular treatment of Type B aortic dissection

Study investigators reported positive steps in Cook Medical's efforts to gain FDA approval of the treatment assessed in the STABLE clinical trial, designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a proximal endograft and a distal uncovered stent for the endovascular treatment of Type B aortic dissection for purposes of seeking FDA approval. The findings were presented by Dr. Joseph Lombardi at the 37th annual VEITHsymposium. [More]