Tag: heart valve disease

Cancer Patient Referred to Miami Cardiac &...

A team of specialists from Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute has performed a relatively new procedure on a 62-year-old breast...

August 25, 2020

Mitral Valve Prolapse: How Serious Is It?

It’s the most common heart valve condition in the U.S., affecting around 8 million people: mitral valve prolapse.  It’s also...

August 18, 2020

‘Structural Heart’ Treatment: Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair...

Removal from a ventilator was a milestone moment for a patient recovering from parainfluenza in Baptist Hospital’s intensive care unit....

August 4, 2020

Image-Guiding Software Advances Heart Valve, Cath Lab...

An increasing number of patients at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute with structural heart disease can be treated with the latest trans-catheter...

June 24, 2020

Heart Valve Disease: Minimally Invasive Advances Helping...

When it operates normally, the heart is a remarkably efficient organ, with the vital help of four valves that directs...

February 24, 2020

Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute’s Heart Valve...

Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida, has been a leader for years in performing a...

October 21, 2019

FDA Approves Device for Heart Valve Replacement...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new device, the Lotus Edge, to better assist doctors when...

May 8, 2019

FDA Approves Expanded Use of ‘MitraClip’ for...

A device called the MitraClip was introduced in 2013 to treat patients with mitral valve prolapse, and other abnormalities that...

March 19, 2019

Medical Clip Benefits Patients with Severe Heart...

A device called the MitraClip may introduce a life-saving new procedure for patients suffering from severe and difficult-to-treat heart failure,...

September 26, 2018

A Lifelong Aortic Defect Leads Her to...

“I had open heart surgery at the age of 7,” recalls Carrie Lois, who is now 57 and the mother...

September 5, 2018

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