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  • clinical
  • CryoLife, Inc., (NYSE: CRY - News) a bio-surgical device and human tissue processing company, announced the presentation of clinical data results supporting positive clinical performance of BioGlue® Surgical Adhesive as a hemostatic adjunct in aortic valve and proximal aortic surgery. (specialchem.com)
  • Additional clinical information was presented by Dr. Fehrenbacher demonstrating the use of BioGlue Surgical Adhesive during an aortic homograft implantation, which simplified the surgical procedure and resulted in an excellent clinical outcome. (specialchem.com)
  • The purpose of this study is to evaluate prospectively whether concentrate fibrinogen reduces blood losses, transfusion requirements and occurrence of clinical complications compared to cryoprecipitate in children after cardiac surgery with pump. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Fibrinogen concentrate (Haemocomplettan P)may reduce perioperative bleeding, requirements of blood transfusion and clinical outcomes in children undergoing cardiac surgery with pump, compared to cryoprecipitate. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Non-surgical approaches to treat heart valve disease without surgery are divided into three categories: Clinical Practice treatment (this is used in every day clinical practice), Investigational treatment (current clinical studies that are underway), Early Development treatment (early stages of investigation). (wikipedia.org)
  • for examples see: Hybrid cardiac surgical procedure) Clinical benefits range from the visualization of ventricular systems, soft tissue (e.g. tumors) and bone structures in the interventional suite, which allows the evaluation of difficult anatomies, to the detection of bleedings and unintended blockages of other lumen, which might be easily missed in a 2D view and only detected hours later in a post-procedural CT. (wikipedia.org)
  • This motivated him to write his first monograph El ciclo cardiaco (The cardiac cycle) After graduation, he started working as a family doctor in his home town Dénia, doing research during his free time, independent from the scientific community and separated from its orthodoxy, Paco understood the gap between academic and true clinical medicine better than most. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although the structure and training philosophies of perfusion programs differ, typically a perfusion student will begin his or her training in a didactic fashion in which the student will closely follow instructions from a certified clinical perfusionist in the confines of a cardiac surgery procedure. (wikipedia.org)
  • In order to qualify for this examination process, a perfusion student must have either graduated from or be enrolled in an accredited perfusion program, as well as have participated in a minimum of 75 clinical procedures during the course of their training. (wikipedia.org)
  • Once employment is provided, and the perfusionist has participated independently in a minimum of 50 clinical procedures, he or she can qualify for the Clinical Applications in Perfusion Exam. (wikipedia.org)
  • Once the Clinical Applications in Perfusion Exam has been successfully passed, a perfusionist can use the designation C.C.P. In addition, there are recertification requirements for perfusionists in which proof of a minimum number of clinical procedures and attendance to scientific or educational meetings must be provided to a certifying body (i.e. (wikipedia.org)
  • The RCRI was used widely in clinical practice, research, and was incorporated in a modified form into the 2007 preoperative cardiac risk evaluation guideline from the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology. (wikipedia.org)
  • Recognized subspecialties in the United States by the American Osteopathic Association Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists (AOABOS) include clinical cardiac electrophysiology and interventional cardiology. (wikipedia.org)
  • Clinical cardiac electrophysiology is a branch of the medical specialty of cardiology and is concerned with the study and treatment of rhythm disorders of the heart. (wikipedia.org)
  • The training required to become an electrophysiologist is long and requires 7 to 8 years after medical school (in the U.S.). Three years of internal medicine residency, three years of Clinical Cardiology fellowship, and one to two (in most instances) years of clinical cardiac electrophysiology. (wikipedia.org)
  • adult
  • In December 2001, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved BioGlue Surgical Adhesive to be used as an adjunct to standard methods of achieving hemostasis (such as sutures and staples) in adult patients in open surgical repair of large vessels such as the aorta, femoral and carotid arteries. (specialchem.com)
  • The Company's BioGlue® Surgical Adhesive is FDA approved as an adjunct to sutures and staples for use in adult patients in open surgical repair of large vessels and is CE marked in the European Community, and much of Latin America, and in Canada for use in soft tissue repair and approved in Australia for use in vascular and pulmonary sealing and repair. (specialchem.com)
  • The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the da Vinci Surgical System in 2000 for adult and pediatric use in urologic surgical procedures, general laparoscopic surgical procedures, gynecologic laparoscopic surgical procedures, general non-cardiovascular thoracoscopic surgical procedures and thoracoscopically assisted cardiotomy procedures. (wikipedia.org)
  • Echocardiography
  • Specialty medicine professional organizations recommend against using transesophageal echocardiography to detect cardiac sources of embolization after a patient's health care provider has identified a source of embolization and if that person would not change a patient's management as a result of getting more information. (wikipedia.org)
  • complications
  • Thus, while these approaches provide a less invasive procedure compared to the traditional medial sternotomy or thoracotomy, any procedure that traverses the ribs or sternum may cause complications and may slow the post-operative recovery of the patient. (google.com)
  • Use of this surgical adhesive has proven to be an effective method of decreasing the risk of bleeding complications. (specialchem.com)
  • The ability of BioGlue to rapidly and effectively prevent bleeding at the surgical site helped simplify this procedure and reduce the chances of post- operative complications for this high-risk patient,' said Dr. Fehrenbacher. (specialchem.com)
  • Lee identified six independent variables that predicted an increased risk for cardiac complications. (wikipedia.org)
  • Target complications were defined as cardiac arrest (defined as "chaotic cardiac rhythm requiring initiation of basic or advanced life support") or MI (defined as ≥1 of the following: documented electrocardiographic findings of MI, ST elevation of ≥1 mm in >1 contiguous leads, new left bundle-branch block, new Q-wave in ≥2 contiguous leads, or troponin >3 times normal in setting of suspected ischemia). (wikipedia.org)
  • ventricular
  • The insights provided by the ventricular myocardial band model allows glimpses of possible advances in cardiac surgical procedures, notably those associated with the remodeling seen in hearts with systolic heart failure. (wikipedia.org)
  • This procedure aims to improve the shape of the ventricles in dilated hearts by removing part of the excess muscle tissue within the ventricular cavity (ventriculotomy). (wikipedia.org)
  • During EPS, sinus rhythm as well as supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias of baseline cardiac intervals is recorded. (wikipedia.org)
  • contraction
  • Agents that affect the rate or intensity of cardiac contraction, blood vessel diameter, or blood volume. (nih.gov)
  • It is commonly believed that that the motion of the heart (systole-diastole) is active-passive: the former is produced by the active contraction of the cardiac musculature contraction while the second by its relaxation. (wikipedia.org)
  • tumors
  • Cardiac tumors are an infrequent cause of an embolic source and aortic fibroelastoma is even more rare as causative of a stroke. (scielo.cl)
  • mortality
  • Advantages to valve repair instead of replacement include lower surgical mortality (1-2% for repair versus 6-8% for replacement), lower risk of stroke, lower rate of endocardial infection, and improved long-term survival. (wikipedia.org)
  • preoperative
  • Accordingly, to use a preoperative CT image during the procedure, a software registration between the CT image and the life fluoroscopy is required. (wikipedia.org)
  • adjunctive
  • A 22 mm aortic homograft was implanted as a full root to provide the patient with the maximum aortic outflow tract, while the adjunctive application of BioGlue Surgical Adhesive helped to prevent the intraoperative bleeding. (specialchem.com)
  • incision
  • The field of the invention is specially designed instruments and methods for cardiac surgery using a transxyphoid incision. (google.com)
  • These existing closed chest procedures eliminate the trauma associated with an open chest incision but still have the drawbacks associated with CPB. (google.com)
  • ablation
  • We are the only hospital in the tri-state area to offer the full spectrum of AFib treatments in one location, from minimally invasive non-surgical treatments to our pioneering work in advanced convergent and hybrid ablation techniques. (stvincents.org)
  • These are specially equipped operating rooms that usually contain a Fluoroscope, Recording System, Cardiac Stimulator, Ablation Equipment, a Cardiac Mapping System and the necessary cables, catheters and sheaths. (wikipedia.org)
  • These procedures increasingly include therapeutic methods (typically radiofrequency ablation, or cryoablation) in addition to diagnostic and prognostic procedures. (wikipedia.org)
  • In addition to the apparatus used for a "non-complex" ablation, these procedures often make use of sophisticated computer mapping systems to localize the source of the abnormal rhythm and to direct delivery of ablation lesions. (wikipedia.org)
  • arteries
  • The procedure involves using blood vessels taken from another part of your body to crate a new route for the blood to flow around obstructed arteries. (stvincents.org)
  • Angioplasty is a non-surgical, safe treatment designed to open blocked or obstructed arteries. (stvincents.org)
  • invasive
  • Our cardiac care team is one of the most experienced with performing this safe, minimally invasive procedure. (stvincents.org)
  • Unlike the TTE, the TEE is considered an invasive procedure and is thus performed by physicians in the U.S., not sonographers. (wikipedia.org)
  • The term is usually used to describe studies of such phenomena by invasive (intracardiac) catheter recording of spontaneous activity as well as of cardiac responses to programmed electrical stimulation (PES). (wikipedia.org)
  • cardiology
  • To put this approach into practice, a hybrid OR is strongly recommended by a number of professional associations, including the European Society of Cardiology, the European Association of Cardio-thoracic Surgery, the German Society of Cardiology, and the German Society of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery. (wikipedia.org)
  • therapeutic
  • In addition to diagnostic testing of the electrical properties of the heart, electrophysiologists are trained in therapeutic and surgical methods to treat many of the rhythm disturbances of the heart. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed
  • Requires a team of medical personnel Takes longer to perform than TTE May be uncomfortable for the patient May require sedation or general anesthesia There are some risks associated with the procedure (esophageal perforation-1 in 10,000,[citation needed] and adverse reactions to the medication. (wikipedia.org)
  • outcomes
  • To that end, Congress passed Public Law 99-166 in December 1985 which mandated the VHA to report their outcomes in comparison to national averages and the information must be risk-adjusted to account for the severity of illness of the VHA surgical patient population. (wikipedia.org)
  • Patient
  • Includes new guidelines and protocols for anesthetic practice and patient safety as well as new techniques such as TEE and other monitoring procedures. (indigo.ca)
  • The patient must follow the ASA NPO guidelines (i.e. usually not eat anything for eight hours and not drink anything for two hours prior to the procedure. (wikipedia.org)
  • commonly
  • Most commonly used during open heart procedures, if the patient's status warrants it, TEE can be used in the setting of any operation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Da Vinci Surgical Systems operate in hospitals worldwide, with an estimated 200,000 surgeries conducted in 2012, most commonly for hysterectomies and prostate removals. (wikipedia.org)
  • performs
  • A pioneer in prevention, detection and the treatment of heart disease, St. Joseph's performs more than 900 open heart procedures per year. (sjhsyr.org)
  • stimulation
  • This causes vasoconstriction in VASCULAR SMOOTH MUSCLE and/or CARDIAC MUSCLE cells as well as stimulation of insulin release from pancreatic islets. (nih.gov)
  • Dobutamine is a direct-acting agent whose primary activity results from stimulation of the β1-adrenoceptors of the heart, increasing contractility and cardiac output. (wikipedia.org)