Clinical Update Thirty-Four: On-X Heart Valve Outperform

On-X Heart Valves outperform tissue valves in a matched study On-X® Prosthetic Heart Valve patients in a prospective study matched to patients implanted with tissue valves showed a definite advantage in mortality.1   The On-X® Prosthetic Heart Valve provides lower mortality Study results reported at the recent Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) meeting in San […]

Clinical Update Thirty-Three: On-X Pure Carbon Valve

Does the On-X Pure Carbon Valve behave like a mechanical or tissue valve? Results of an intermediate term study of 737 Canadian patients show decreased risk with the On-X® Prosthetic Heart Valve.1   A study published in the November 2010 issue of The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery found approximately 30% improvement in aortic […]

Clinical Update Thirty-Two: Mechanical Over Tissue

The advantage of mechanical over tissue prostheses in mitral patients A comprehensive study of mitral valve repair vs. mitral valve replacement reveals that the least acceptable outcomes occur in tissue valve mitral replacement patients.   Clinicians at Duke University in North Carolina published a study that shows an expected advantage in survival for patients with […]

Clinical Update Thirty: Prosthesis Choice

Criteria for modification of prosthesis choice Do transapical and percutaneous aortic valve technologies represent the ideal prostheses? Will they ever? Risks of increased surgical mortality and morbidity rates in elderly aortic valve replacement patients and the need to effectively treat these patients has led to new product development of less invasive treatment options. Among the […]

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