artificial heart valve

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artificial heart valve

Cardiovascular surgery A synthetic-mechanical or natural–porcine–valve surgically placed into the heart to replace a defective or malfunctioning valve; the aortic and mitral valves are the most frequently replaced with AHVs
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This section of the report also provides market attractiveness analysis by region and market share analysis by key players, thereby presenting a thorough analysis of the overall competitive scenario in the global structural heart devices market Based on product, the global structural heart devices market has been segmented into tissue heart valves, transcatheter heart valves, mechanical heart valves, occluders & delivery systems, annuloplasty rings, and other devices.
(3) studied patients with heart valve replacement and reported that the addition of aspirin to warfarin therapy reduced mortality and major systemic embolism in patients with mechanical heart valves and high-risk patients with prosthetic tissue valves.
In addition to the inherent risk of having a prosthetic valve, pregnancy represents a further threat to the wellbeing of women with mechanical heart valves: firstly, there is an increased probability of valve thrombosis and, secondly, there is an increased risk of infection.
According to the company, On-X mechanical heart valves are made with the most advanced design and materials, including length-to-diameter ratio similar to a native valve, an inlet flared orifice, a leaflet opening up to 90 degrees, an actuated pivot and pure pyrolytic carbon.
Ginsberg, "Anticoagulation of pregnant women with mechanical heart valves: a systematic review of the literature," JAMA Internal Medicine, vol.
Management of anticoagulation in pregnant women with mechanical heart valves is a difficult challenge for patients and physicians.
The global cardiac prosthetic devices market segmentation is based on device or product types (heart valves, mechanical heart valves, tissue heart valves, stented tissue valve, transcatheter heart valves, pacemaker, implantable pacemaker, single-chamber battery pacemaker, dual-chamber battery pacemaker, triple-chamber battery pacemaker, external pacemaker).
Warfarin protects against stroke by decreasing the risk for blood clots due to mechanical heart valves, and conditions like the heart rhythm abnormality atrial fibrillation.
Pregnancy in patients with mechanical heart valves is associated with considerable morbidity, mortality and health cost utilisation.
For individuals with mechanical heart valves, or those with AF related to rheumatic fever, it is still the only choice.
BARCELONA Women with mechanical heart valves who become pregnant face a very-high-risk pregnancy, with a 58% rate of an uncomplicated pregnancy resulting in a live birth, according to international registry data collected since 2007.

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