Perfusion Blog

Perceval Valve

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Apr, 2016

LivaNova, PLC Announces the First U.S. Implants of Perceval, the Only Sutureless Valve for Aortic Valve Replacement Surgery

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LONDON, March 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LivaNova, PLC (NASDAQ:LIVN) (LSE:LIVN) (the “Company”), a global medical technology company and a leader in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, announced the first U.S. implantation of the Perceval valve, the sutureless biological aortic replacement valve. Performed last week, two valves were implanted by Douglas Johnston, M.D., and Eric Roselli, M.D., Staff Cardiac Surgeons in the Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic, in…

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EMS

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Mar, 2016

How Aortic Aneurysms Become Aortic Catastrophes

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LEARNING Objectives Define the three tunics, the three sections of the thoracic aorta, aortic aneurysm, and aortic dissection. Explain the process by which an aortic aneurysm becomes a dissection. Formulate a series of care plans that appropriately account for the patient’s presentations and aortic dissection’s most common complications. KEY Terms Abdominal aorta: The portion of the aorta that’s housed within the abdomen between the diaphragm and iliac bifurcation. Aortic aneurysm: The chronic process by which…

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TAVR VALVE

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Mar, 2016

Researchers develop model of in-hospital mortality for patients undergoing TAVR

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Researchers have developed a model of in-hospital mortality for patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) using data from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)/American College of Cardiology (ACC) Transcatheter Valve Therapy (TVT) registry. The model will be incorporated in the registry’s software and will help select patients who may benefit from TAVR. Lead researcher Fred H. Edwards, MD, of the University of Florida School of Medicine in Jacksonville, and colleagues published…

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Patient In Bed

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Mar, 2016

Drastic Fluctuations in CABG Costs Across Hospitals

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The price of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) varies widely across U.S. hospitals, according to a study published in the April 1 issue of The American Journal of Cardiology. Bria D. Giacomino, DO, from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City, and colleagues obtained out-of-pocket price estimates for CABG from a random sample of 53 U.S. hospitals for a hypothetical patient without medical insurance. The price…

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FX25 OXYGENATOR

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Mar, 2016

Terumo CV Group introduces new addition to CAPIOX Oxygenator portfolio

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Terumo Cardiovascular Group (Terumo CV Group) introduces the newest addition to the CAPIOX® Oxygenator portfolio – the CAPIOX FX Advance Oxygenator. The CAPIOX FX Advance replaces the current CAPIOX FX15 and FX25 line of oxygenators manufactured in Elkton, Maryland. "Terumo Cardiovascular Group was the first company to introduce a hollow fiber membrane oxygenator and since then, has led the way in oxygenator innovation and quality," says Arik Anderson, President, Perfusion…

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