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Heart Valve Surgery

Study Backs Way To Fix Heart Valves Without Open-Heart Surgery

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study gives a big boost to fixing a bad aortic valve, the heart's main gate, without open-heart surgery. Survival rates were...

PHOTOS: Baby With Soccer Ball-Sized Heart Recovering

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.06.2012 | Parents

After enduring a frightening encounter with open-heart surgery in his first few hours of life, little Liam Dalgarno, a child in the UK, has survived t...

Researchers Find A Way To Detect Narrowing Of Heart Valves Early

www.theatlantic.com | Posted 12.20.2011 | Fifty

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland have demonstrated early detection of aortic stenosis using positron emission tomography (PET) s...

FDA Panel Endorses Minimal-Surgery Heart Valve

AP | Posted 09.20.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON -- A federal panel of cardiologists has given its endorsement to a first-of-a-kind heart valve from Edwards Lifesciences that can be implan...

FDA Review Shows Artificial Heart Valve Helps Frail Patients

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 09.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — The first artificial heart valve designed to be implanted without major surgery appears to help patients who are too frail to under...

New Technology Makes Heart Valve Replacement Less Invasive

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Thousands of older Americans who need new heart valves but are too frail to survive the surgery might soon get a chance at an easie...