Aortic Valve Stenosis

Posted 4 weeks ago by Wales Gene Park

Brief Summary Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) is an inherited heart condition. Most people who have it are unaware of any problems relating to it. Unfortunately, a small number of people with the condition can suddenly develop a dangerous fast heart beat that can lead to death. There is no cure, but implanting a cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), which is like a pacemaker can save the life of affected individuals. However, ICD implantation has its own problems, so choosing who gets an ICD is a very important decision. The current approach for recommending people for an ICD has limitations and a better method is needed. Investigators have developed a new technique called the 'Ventricular Conduction Stability' (V-CoS). This involves wearing a special vest which records electrical signals from the heart, and then running on a treadmill. Investigators have used it to identify abnormalities in the hearts of people with (HCM) who have also survived...

 Aortic Valve Stenosis /  London

Posted 4 weeks ago by Wales Gene Park

Brief Summary Multi-center, International, Prospective, Non comparative, Non randomized, Open label. 5,000 patients to be enrolled approximately worldwide. The objective of this registry is to collect safety and clinical performance post market data related to the procedure and follow-up of the Sorin Group aortic valve devices in accordance with the Instructions for Use (IFU). This observational global registry is intended to collect data without requiring any deviation from the standard of care and IFU in each participating center. The participating centers shall include those patients that have provided their informed consent to participate in this registry in accordance with the local applicable regulations.   Detailed Description SURE-AVR objective is to collect post market safety and performance data collected along the procedure and the relevant follow-up with Sorin Group aortic valve devices in accordance with the IFU to further evidence the safety and efficacy in a post-approval environment. All current and...

 Aortic Valve Stenosis /  Bristol

Posted 6 months ago by Wales Gene Park

Aortic stenosis is the most common valvular disease in the Western world. It is caused by progressive narrowing of the aortic valve leading to increased strain on the heart muscle which has to work increasingly hard to pump blood through the narrowed valve. Over time the heart muscle thickens to generate more force, but eventually the heart fails leading to death if the valve is not replaced with an operation. No medical treatments exist to stop or reverse the heart valve narrowing. Current clinical guidelines suggest that an operation should be performed only when symptoms develop or the heart muscle is visibly weak on cardiac ultrasound scanning. However, symptoms can be difficult to interpret and in many patients the heart muscle has become irreversibly damaged and the heart fails to recover following surgery. Using MRI scans of the heart, the investigators have identified heart scarring which seems to develop as...

 Aortic Valve Stenosis /  Scotland

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