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New heart valve at University Hospital helps 'club'

...to the aorta. Two heart surgeons have to sign off that the patient is unfit or high-risk for the traditional open heart valve replacement first before the patient can be considered for the procedure, Walters said.The company had approval on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-27/new-heart-valve-university-h
Georgia Regents University tissue donor service offers life after death

...service can harvest everything from corneas to bone to heart valves, and it generally holds around 200 products in its...three years before expiring. Other tissues, such as heart valves, are cooled with liquid nitrogen and can last about...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-17/georgia-regents-univer
Overtime

...Tennessee star player and coach Johnny Majors was released from the hospital Tuesday nearly two weeks after undergoing a heart valve procedure.CourtsBullet trajectory examined at trialIn Pretoria, South Africa standing with his arms straight...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-03-18/overtime
Georgia Regents' anatomy lab wows students, faculty

...focus attention on something unusual or instructive, Nichols said."If we see something like a knee replacement or a heart valve or a tumor, we can say 'Hey, look at this,' and we can project it to all of the screens and all of the labs, rather...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-03-06/georgia-regents-anatomy-lab-
Bucs release Pro Bowl offensive lineman Davin Joseph

...He's made 60 catches for 762 yards and four touchdowns the past three seasons. TENNESSEE: Former star player and coach Johnny Majors is in stable condition at the University of Tennes see Medical Center following a heart valve procedure.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-03-08/bucs-release-pro-bowl-offensi
New procedure replaces heart valve without open surgery

Sarah Newman, 88, who was a poor candidate for surgery, got a valve-replacement procedure this week at University Hospital that is less invasive, might get her home quicker, and will improve her quality of life.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-03-29/new-procedure-replaces-heart
Augusta area has ingredients to become a creative powerhouse

...which a specialized medical device is inserted into an artery. These devices serve many purposes. Some can replace heart valves; some repair aneurysms; others remove plaque buildup in the arteries; and others place stents in arteries, just to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2013-09-07/augusta-area-has
Hearing focuses on health care in rural Georgia

...about the new federal health care law after struggling in recent years to find insurance coverage because her artificial heart valve is considered a pre-existing condition.Then Collins said she began researching plans for her and her family and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-11-25/hearing-focuses-health-care-rural-g
Animal lovers deserve the truth on GRU dental implant testing

...implants are a focus of research in recent years because of the ability of bacteria to get into the bloodstream and infect heart valves and other organs.This problem is not unique to dental implants, but also occurs with prostheses that are used to replace...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2013-12-07/animal-lovers-de
Memorial tournament honors Charles Hartline

...Hartline battled myriad health problems for years, from Hodgkin's disease in 1969, to triple bypass surgery in 2001 to heart valve replacement surgery in 2008. He died from complications as a result of his heart surgery."He was a fighter," said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/david-westin/2012-09-25/memorial-tournament-