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Silver-coated heart valves recalled

...worldwide implants of silver-coated heart valves Monday because the coating meant...hospital inventories of St. Jude's heart valves with the Silzone silver coating...of patients with silver-coated heart valves, St. Jude Medical said. That...

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Heart valves may be grown from human cells

...scientists for the first time have grown heart valves from scratch in a test tube, then...intended to create a fresh source of heart valves to replace those that wear out...Medical Center in New York City. Heart valves open and shut so blood will flow...

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Study exonerates Redux as cause of heart damage

...Redux caused dangerously leaky heart valves, as many feared when the medicine...time as Redux, is bad for the heart valves. "These results should be reassuring...several hundred cases of damaged heart valves among people taking phen-fen...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/04/01/tec_225288.shtml
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Mini clip safer than heart-valve surgery, study says

...people in the U.S. with leaky heart valves soon might be able to get them...test of repairing or replacing heart valves through arteries rather than drastic...valve. Other devices for other heart valves are in late-stage testing, and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2010-03-14/mini-clip-safer-heart-valve-
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FDA approves first stentless heart valve

...need replacements of their aortic heart valves: a pig tissue valve that more...space, doctors can implant larger heart valves in patients, which should improve...Some 60,000 Americans get new heart valves every year when their own harden...

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3D scans alleviate need for many invasive procedures

...last Harry Potter movie. In echocardiograms of the heart, for instance, 3-D technology can allow surgeons to study heart valves before they open the chest and in some cases keep them from cracking the chest altogether.The visual difference between...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2011-07-15/3d-scans-alleviate-need-many
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...

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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...

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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...

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Diseased valves replaced without cracking the chest

...easier ways to replace diseased heart valves that threaten the lives of tens...the biggest maker of artificial heart valves, and Paris-based CoreValve...this." WHAT'S NEW: Replacing heart valves without open-heart surgery is...

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