cardiac valve


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cardiac valve

[′kärd·ē‚ak ′valv]
(anatomy)
Any of the structures located within the orifices of the heart that maintain unidirectional blood flow.
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Data were obtained on all patients admitted in 2008 to any of 37 hospitals for cardiac valve replacement surgery (MS-DRG 216-221).
German toolmaker Kobelin Formenbau has developed a mould for injection moulding mechanical cardiac valves without subsequent rework.
The new recommendations suggest preventive antibiotics before dental work only for those with artificial heart valves, a history of infective endocarditis, certain forms of congenital heart disease, and cardiac valve abnormalities following a heart transplant.
Participants: 115 adults undergoing coronary bypass surgery or cardiac valve surgery
Pathologist Dr Carrie Champ, who performed a post-mortem examination, said Mrs Anthony contracted a cardiac valve infection less than two weeks before her death, which, coupled with a gastric problem, killed her.
It is actually a cardiac valve tumour frozen in time after an operation by medical photographer Jill Swanborough.
Laguna Hills, CA) have entered into an exclusive licensing agreement to employ one of Angiotech's proprietary PEG-based biomaterials as part of a prophylactic therapy envisioned to mitigate the onset of post-operative atrial fibrillation (POAF) for patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting and cardiac valve surgeries.
This is even more the case if patients receiving dopamine agonist drugs are monitored using a standard echocardiogram on an annual basis to document any cardiac valve abnormalities.
The second study, a nested case-control study drawn from the United Kingdom General Practice Research Database, calculated incidence rates of newly diagnosed cardiac valve regurgitation in 11,417 patients who had received prescriptions for antiparkinsonian medications.
Included in the scope of the work are such topics as vaccine production, protein engineering, gene therapy, DNA as a scaffold for nano-structure assembly, directed evolution of proteins for device applications, physiogenomics, cell adhesion and migration, polymeric scaffolds for tissue engineering applications, calcium phosphate ceramics for bone tissue engineering, nerve regeneration, cardiac valve prostheses, peritoneal dialysis equipment, liver support systems, and nerve guidance channels.
Prosthetic valve endocarditis is a serious disease and may lead to complete malfunctioning of the cardiac valve.
In September 1997, following several cases of cardiac valve disorders, marketing authorisations for medicinal products containing dexfenfluramine and fenfluramine were suspended in all the Member States and in the United States.