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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An expert on premium research reports, Market Research Future asserts that, Global Cardiac Valve Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.5% during the forecasted period.
The potential for life-threatening complications recommended that cardiac valve tumours should be managed surgically [6].
To our knowledge, this association of cardiac valve surgery and fat embolism is unique to our case and four other case reports.
Cardiac valve surgery operations have historically been performed via a standard median sternotomy and CPB.
Data were obtained on all patients admitted in 2008 to any of 37 hospitals for cardiac valve replacement surgery (MS-DRG 216-221).
It will affect people waiting for heart bypass and cardiac valve surgery and letters have already been sent to GPs.
They examined neurologic complications related to cardiac catheterization exams, balloon angioplasties, ablation therapies for heart rhythm disorders, heart bypass surgeries, thoracic aortic surgeries, surgeries for congenital heart disease, cardiac valve surgeries, heart transplants, surgeries for heart tumors and procedures to close a hole in the heart called a patent foramen ovale.
Edwards Lifesciences Corp's (Irvine CA) cardiac valve implanted without open-heart surgery prevented 45% more deaths after a year than standard treatment, a study found.
The ailing 77-year-old Hollywood icon said on her Twitter web page that doctors were preparing to repair a leaking cardiac valve.
In an analysis of more than 1,300 patients undergoing cardiac valve surgery, excluding those patients undergoing concomitant coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery and those who had suffered heart attacks, researchers found that patients who had been treated with statins had a mortality rate of 0.8 percent within 30 days of surgery, compared to a rate of 2.3 percent among the non-statin-treated group.
Rasmussen's prospective observational study included 144 patients with Parkinson's disease, of whom 40 had a diagnosis of cardiac valve disease or pulmonary hypertension confirmed by echocardiogram at the beginning of the study.
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.