A stenosis is an abnormal narrowing in a blood vessel or other tubular organ or structure.
Imec have developed a prototype medical device based on silicon photonics for the screening of arterial stiffness and cardiovascular diseases.
Thubrikar Aortic Valve, Inc., a privately held medical device company, today announced the first human implant of the Optimum TAV using their transcatheter aortic valve implantation system.
RTI Surgical, Inc., a global surgical implant company, and Paradigm Spine, LLC, a leader in motion preservation and non-fusion spinal implant technology, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement whereby RTI will acquire all outstanding equity interest of Paradigm Spine in a cash and stock transaction valued at up to $300 million, consisting of $150 million at closing plus potential future milestone payments.
Individual cells within the same heart cope differently with high blood pressure, according to a study in human cells and mice by a team of cardiologists and computational biologists at the University of Tokyo.
Most people who need open heart surgery to repair damaged heart valves are aged 65 or older. The American Heart Association estimates that nearly 8 million people have had heart surgeries.
Loyola Medicine neurologist Michael Schneck, MD, is a 2018 recipient of a Presidential Citation from the Neurocritical Care Society in recognition of his extraordinary efforts on behalf of the society.
In the largest multi-institutional study to date, led by researchers from Penn Medicine, the team found that among patients who underwent a transcatheter aortic valve replacement, a high number experienced severe and moderate cases of prosthesis-patient mismatch--meaning the implanted heart valve is too small for the patient which can lead to inadequate blood flow.
Resistant hypertension affects 12 percent to15 percent of patients treated for high blood pressure according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association.
In the current issue of Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (Volume3, Number 2, 2018, pp. 237-250(14); DOI: https://doi.org/10.15212/CVIA.2017.0040 Randy R. Jeffrey, Robert F. Hamburger, Janelle Gooden-Ebanks and John W. Petersen from the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA consider impaired longitudinal strain as a common deficit in various cardiac diseases.
Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, today announced that the European Society of Cardiology has incorporated instantaneous wave-free ratio into its updated revascularization guidelines.
Results of a clinical trial using transcatheter aortic valve replacement provided a "strong signal" that it is safe for patients with low surgical risk, potentially helping to open the way for broader use of the minimally invasive procedure, also known as TAVR.
Unnecessary heart procedures can be avoided with a non-invasive test, according to late breaking research presented at ESC Congress 2018 and published in Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
The initial findings of a study on spontaneous coronary artery dissection, a major cause of heart attacks in women, are reported today in a late breaking science session at ESC Congress 2018.
A weight loss drug does not increase cardiovascular events, according to late breaking results from the CAMELLIA-TIMI 61 trial presented today in a Hot Line Session at ESC Congress and published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
When Medicare in 2011 agreed to pay for a revolutionary procedure to replace leaky heart valves by snaking a synthetic replacement up through blood vessels, the goal was to offer relief to the tens of thousands of patients too frail to endure open-heart surgery, the gold standard.
Patients with a greater than 10 pack/year history of smoking tend to develop an especially dangerous form of head and neck squamous cell cancer for which prognosis remains poor and treatments have changed little during the past two decades.
Current treatment guidelines say patients who undergo minimally invasive aortic heart valve replacements should receive two antiplatelet drugs to reduce the risk of dangerous blood clots.
Prevencio, Inc., announces the publication of data that demonstrates a simple new blood test accurately diagnoses significant Peripheral Artery Disease, a circulatory problem in which plaque-narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to a patient's limbs and kidneys.
The number of patients undergoing mitral valve operations are at an all-time high, and new research posted online today in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery suggests that many patients don't undergo surgical intervention until it's too late to completely reverse damage caused by mitral valve disease.
Scientists at Rice University, Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine have won a prestigious National Institutes of Health grant to study the dynamic processes and cellular players linked to discrete subaortic stenosis, a congenital heart disease.