A stenosis is an abnormal narrowing in a blood vessel or other tubular organ or structure.
In this interview, we spoke to Dr. Alexander Marmureanu, a thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon, about his day-to-day role and responsibilities as well as his career highlights.
In Germany, nearly 6 million people suffer from coronary heart disease. The disease is caused by calcium deposits which constrict the coronary arteries. Doctors generally use a stent to widen the narrow pathway.
A research team at the University of Córdoba is studying the alterations that occur in the immune system's T lymphocytes with respect to age and in relation to the cytomegalovirus herpesvirus.
Get ready for the latest developments in cardiovascular imaging - including gender differences and long COVID - at EuroEcho 2021, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).
For people experiencing severe aortic stenosis who do not have symptoms or need symptom relief, early aortic valve replacement surgery may be beneficial because it reduces the risk of death, heart attack, stroke and heart failure, according to late-breaking research presented today at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2021.
A recent article provided a review of a study led by academician Zhong Nanshan, in China, on COVID-19 treatment by inhalation of a mixed gas composed of hydrogen and oxygen.
New five-year data from the SURTAVI trial found that there was no difference in all-cause mortality or stroke between patients at intermediate surgical risk who had transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) or surgery.
According to ARRS' American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), cardiac CTA-derived left atrium emptying fraction (LAEF) improves predictive performance of established clinical risk scores and may be used to assess patients' risk during pre-transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) workup and postprocedural surveillance.
Most women who are born with heart defects can safely become pregnant and give birth to healthy babies with few or minor problems if they are supported by expert medical care and counselling, according to research published in the European Heart Journal .
A machine-learning model can identify patients at risk of a rare cardiomyopathy, according to a study published in Nature Communications.
Aortic stenosis, a narrowing of the aortic valve opening that restricts blood flow through the heart, is one of the most common and serious heart valve diseases.
An analysis of more than 20,000 individual medical records suggests that a form of heart valve disease thought to be relatively benign during pregnancy may put women at risk for serious bleeding, high blood pressure, organ damage and other complications during childbirth, according to research from Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Another goal of the study is to screen all participants for a mutation known to prevent clopidogrel, a prodrug, from being fully metabolized into its active form.
Carotid artery surgery and stenting have comparable long-term effects on fatal or disabling stroke in asymptomatic patients with severe carotid artery stenosis. That's the finding of late breaking research presented in a Hot Line session today at ESC Congress 2021 and published simultaneously in The Lancet.
The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Guidelines for the management of valvular heart disease are published online today in European Heart Journal.
A previously healthy infant who suffered aborted sudden cardiac death was found to have a de novo genetic mutation in the SOS1 gene.
In a proof-of-concept study, researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have created a coating that can be applied to endotracheal tubes and release antimicrobial peptides that target infectious bacteria with specificity.
Hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) is a recognized treatment option for certain blood and bone marrow cancers as well as some autoimmune and hereditary disorders.
Hitherto, the development of valvular heart disease in patients with chronic heart failure has been underestimated and rarely treated.
In a new publication from Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications; Sharen Lee, Gary Tse, Xin Wang, Adrian Baranchuk and Tong Liu from Laboratory of Cardiovascular Physiology, Hong Kong, China, Second Hospital of Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China and Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada consider ST-segment depression in leads I and aVL.