Heart valve disease
is a mechanical problem and hence, heart valve surgery is 'eventually needed to repair or replace a damaged valve.
Starr's work was groundbreaking in enabling treatment for patients with heart valve disease
and this prestigious recognition pays tribute to his significant career in advancing the practice of medicine," said Michael A.
PATIENTS in Northumberland are more than twice as likely to have treatment for heart valve disease
than those living in other parts of the North East.
Heart Valve Voice, a group of surgeons and experts in heart valve disease
, has highlighted the differences amid a campaign to end the "postcode lottery" of treatment.
High blood pressure, heart valve disease
and binge drinking are among the causes alongside the fact people are living longer.
This breakthrough technology could save the lives of thousands of patients with heart valve disease
who have no other therapeutic options," says Dr.
Seemingly minor throat infections may lead to heart valve disease
, a condition that occurs in more women than men
Articles cover various levels of research, different stem cell types in experimental and clinical trials, mechanisms of stem cell function in cardiac studies, the role of stem cell therapy in heart valve disease
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Professor Magdi Yacoub said: "Currently people suffering from heart valve disease
can be treated with artificial replacement valves - they do the job and save people's lives but they are far from perfect.
It will be used to examine patients with coronary heart disease and heart valve disease
as well as people with pacemakers, helping cardiologists establish whether a patient should have angioplasty - a balloon inserted into widen a narrowed valve or artery - or open heart surgery.
Edwards focuses on four main cardiovascular disease states: heart valve disease
, coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease and congestive heart failure.
Volunteer John Douglas, a Glasgow businessman, said: "My father died of heart valve disease
, my mother died of a heart attack, my brother had his first heart attack aged 42, my twin sister had hers when she was 38 and I had the first of three when I was 46.