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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Open heart surgery would involve opening up the patient's chest, stopping their heart and inserting a new artificial heart valve, which is often too high risk for more frail or elderly patients.
He said that Yasin Malik's artificial heart valve is not functioning properly and has developed some faults.
An artificial heart valve is a device implanted in the heart of a patient with valvular heart disease.
by Times News Service The EDWARDS artificial heart valve was implanted by performing a Catheter procedure.
Led by consultant cardiologist, Dr Thirumaran Rajathurai, the Coventry & Warwickshire Heart Valve Team is using keyhole techniques to insert a new artificial heart valve inside the existing narrowed valve.
9 ( ANI ): Food and Drug Administration has approved a artificial heart valve device that does not require major open surgery.
The procedure, called trans catheter aortic valve replacement/implantation (TAVI), is a minimally invasive approach to implant an artificial heart valve inside a constricted aortic valve.
The FDA approved the first artificial heart valve that can replace an aortic heart valve damaged by senile aortic valve stenosis without open-heart surgery.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first artificial heart valve that can replace an aortic heart valve damaged by senile aortic valve stenosis without open-heart surgery.
Albert Starr, a young surgeon, encouraged Edwards to first focus on developing an artificial heart valve.
Caryl Harris was fitted with an artificial heart valve in 1996, and two years ago was beset by breast cancer.