Tag Archives: Surgery

Stevie Wonder Reveals He’s Going to Have Kidney Transplant Surgery

Stevie Wonder has announced that he will be undergoing a kidney transplant in September. He told fans about his upcoming surgery while performing on stage in Hyde Park, London, at the Barclaycard British Summer Time Festival on Saturday, with longtime friend Lionel Richie playing support act. The legendary singer was remarkably upbeat as he spoke… Read More »

TAVR: Aortic valve replacement without open-heart surgery

There has been a flurry of news recently about a procedure called trans-catheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for the treatment of the common heart condition aortic stenosis (AS). You may even know people who have had this procedure performed. What exactly is TAVR? And what’s all the excitement about? What is aortic stenosis? First, it’s… Read More »

Computational Model of Heart’s Mitral Valve to Predict Surgery Outcomes

Mitral valve repairs are complex surgeries that require particular attention to each patient’s unique anatomy, type of regurgitation such as in Carpentier’s classification, and other factors. Recently, transcatheter mitral valve implants have started to become popular, but they’re very difficult to place so as not to obstruct nearby blood flow. Bioengineers at The University of… Read More »