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aortic valve

[ā′ȯrd·ik ′valv]
(anatomy)
A heart valve comprising three flaps which guards the passage from the left ventricle to the aorta and prevents the backward flow of blood.
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Patients with operatively excised congenitally unicuspid and bicuspid valves have significantly less epicardial coronary arterial narrowing than do patients with tricuspid aortic valves (Table 7).
Fred's experience and insight will play a critical role in supporting Sadra's rapid evolution as the leading second generation percutaneous aortic valve company.
Aortic valve stenosis usually results in a heart murmur, so timely diagnosis can be made simply by using a stethoscope, says Dr.
This confirms the researchers' conclusions from an animal model of aortic valve disease, which was published in Circulation in June 2002.
The Lotus Valve System is the first fully repositionable technology designed to specifically address both the disease etiology of the aortic valve and the unique requirements of a transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedure," he said.
Corazon's demineralization technology is uniquely positioned to improve native valve function by delaying or possibly eliminating the need for aortic valve replacement.
The new Supra model features a polyester sewing cuff shaped to allow the valve to be sutured in place completely above the natural aortic valve position.
We are pleased with the early results from our global investigators showing post-operative improvement in aortic valve function," said Geoffrey Dillon, president and CEO of Corazon Technologies, Inc.
In these types of procedures, full root replacement is the optimal technique for implanting stentless aortic valves," said Dr.
This study represents the next wave of research with aortic valves that conform to the patient's anatomy.
Transcatheter aortic valves are prosthetic heart valves used for the replacement of diseased aortic valves in the heart.
The newly designed heart valve is the latest advancement in Medtronic's portfolio of surgical aortic valves and represents the company's continued commitment over more than 20 years to deliver aortic valve technologies to meet the varied needs of patients.