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In Global News: Heart Disease Awareness Month, Understanding Aortic Disease in Women, and Cannulae Receive CE Mark
Several charities provided free surgeries to 15 Kashmiri children with congenital heart defects at the Fortis Memorial Research Institute in Gurgaon, India.
A man in his 40s discovered that he had a rare congenital heart defect after doctors were unable to access his left coronary system via angiography.
Newborns around the US are being adorned with red hats to raise heart disease awareness during February, which is considered American Heart Month.
Drugs and Devices
The PureFlex™ line of adult arterial cannulae from LivaNova has received the CE Mark.
Research, Trials, and Funding
The first patient has been enrolled in the BELIEVE trial, a postmarket prospective study sponsored by LivaNova to evaluate leaflet motion in patients who have received a commercially approved LivaNova bioprosthetic aortic valve.
Baylor College of Medicine in Texas and the University of Kentucky recently joined the American Heart Association’s Strategically Focused Vascular Disease Research Network as part of a collaborative effort to better understand the differences in aortic disease between men and women.