Cardiology

Regenerative heart valves and blood vessels a step closer

Non-degradable prostheses for cardiovascular tissues can be used to replace heart valves and blood vessels, but they can't stay in the body permanently. In two recent papers, TU/e researchers in collaboration with a number ...

Medical research

A potential therapy for one of the leading causes of heart disease

Calcific aortic valve disease is not only the most common valve disease in the elderly, it's also the third leading cause of heart disease overall. For those affected, calcium starts to accumulate in their heart valves and ...

Cardiology

Scoring system improves screening for 'dual' heart disease

Aortic stenosis is one of the most common heart valve defects. Its prevalence increases with age and it often requires treatment. As well as conventional valve replacement involving open-heart surgery, a less invasive procedure ...

Cardiology

Results from the MITHRAS trial reported at TCT Connect

The MITHRAS randomized clinical trial found that interventional closure of an iatrogenic atrial septal defect (iASD) driven by transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR) was not superior to conservative medical treatment with ...

Cardiology

Outcomes worse for deferred aortic valve replacement

(HealthDay)—For patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis, deferred aortic valve replacement (AVR) is associated with an increased risk for hospitalization for valve-related symptoms or worsening heart failure, according ...

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