Clinical Update Forty-Five: Tissue Valve Failure

Factors leading to premature tissue valve failure Accelerated failure of biological valve replacements due to diabetes, atherosclerosis, metabolic syndrome, hypercholesterolemia and patient-prosthesis mismatch puts patients at risk.1-5   Recently published studies describe a variety of conditions common in patients with heart valve disease that can cause early tissue valve failure. Diabetes is a 3X higher […]

Failed tissue valve patient is grateful to receive an On-X heart valve

As elective surgery, I had my first heart valve operation in 1997 to repair my congenital bi-cuspid aortic valve. The initial repair worked well for 3 days, then tore. As a result the surgeons talked me into a pig valve which they said would last from 8 to 16 years. What they neglected to tell […]

The On-X® Heart Valve Compares Favorably to Tissue Valves

Results from a study comparing the On-X mechanical heart valve to tissue valves Matched Patient Groups in Reduced Anticoagulation Trial Provide Evidence of Improved Mortality Rate for Patients AUSTIN, TX – May 23, 2012 – On-X® Life Technologies, Inc. (On-X LTI) announced today that results from a study comparing the On-X mechanical heart valve to […]

Clinical Update Thirty-Nine: Tissue Valve Failure

Factors leading to premature tissue valve failure Accelerated failure of biological valve replacements due to diabetes, atherosclerosis, metabolic syndrome, hypercholesterolemia and patient-prosthesis mismatch puts patients at risk.1-5   Recently published studies describe a variety of conditions common in patients with heart valve disease that can cause early tissue valve failure. Diabetes is a 3X higher […]

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 […]

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