“The MitraClip is a much safer, less invasive therapy than is surgery,” Stone told Cardiology Today’s Intervention. “It works by basically attaching the tips of the two leaflets of the mitral valve to create … a double orifice valve; therefore, it reduces mitral regurgitation.”
Full Article: www.healio.com
ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn., Sept. 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NeoChord, Inc., a privately-held medical technology company leading the advancement of beating heart mitral valve repair in patients suffering from mitral valve regurgitation, today announced that it has successfully treated the first patients in Asia using the NeoChord procedure at Queen Mary Hospital in Hong Kong.
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Sacramento Business Journal – (Subscribers-only link) https://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/news/2018/03/30/sutter-cardiologist-accused-by-investor-of-fraud.html
“In 2013, according to the lawsuit, Longoria approached Somers with a new venture. Longoria was working on patenting medical devices and surgical processes that he claimed would revolutionize certain heart surgeries. One device, called an L Chord, would be used for mitral valve prolapse repair.”
“Transcatheter interventions for mitral and tricuspid valve disease show promise, but are still in early development.”
“Artist Francesca Lowe and unborn baby died when norovirus and pregnancy made heart disease worse”
Full story: http://metro.co.uk
Young entrepreneur overcomes obstacles to open his waffle business
“Teen girl, 18, died at the wheel of her car from a heart condition she had no idea she was suffering from”
While I mourn along with the family for their loss, I hope they demand a better answer, since MVP is not at all likely to be the cause but rather a coincidence or only a small contributing factor.