Tag Archives: heart valve

Does the Blood Flow Up?

I can’t tell you how many times I have been asked that question when I present our aortic valve bypass concept to non-surgeons. I no longer need to answer by referring the doubting Thomas’ only to the substantial body of clinical evidence published over the past 40 years demonstrating that apex to aorta valve bypass [...]

PARTNER Exclusion #23 – Bulky calcified aortic valve leaflets in close proximity to coronary ostia

In prior posts I have argued in support of the clinical need for the AVBG procedure because transcatheter heart valves, even if proven safe and effective, will have significant limitations with regard to broad clinical use.  The recently published Partner Study evaluating the Sapien transcatheter valve in non-operable patients seems to support my argument.  The [...]

All Surgeons / All Operating Rooms / Most Patients

We believe a logical aortic valve surgery business should revolve around highly skilled surgeons safely implanting proven, state of the art heart valves even if the procedure is done “off pump”. We believe all cardiac surgeons in all operating rooms around the world should be able to confidently provide most patients an “off pump” procedure. [...]