Audrina Cardenas was born in October 2012 with a rare congenital disease called ectopia cordis, where her heart formed outside the chest. The disease affects only one in eight million and nine out of 10 sufferers are stillborn or die within three days. The mother, Ms. Cardenas was given three difficult options – abort the baby, carry her to term knowing she would die, or have doctors to construct a hole in her baby’s chest shortly after birth in an attempt to make room for the heart.... Read More.
CIRCOR Energy understands that safety and reliability are non-negotiable for pipeline systems. Their fully welded API 6D ball valves provide the best solution for buried service and above grade applications. Their robust welded body ball valves come standard with Double Piston Seats for added downstream safety... Read More.
is a metal-seated, bi-directional floating ball valve for absolute isolation in specific mining, refining, chemical/petrochemical, power generation and pulp & paper applications. This ASME 150-600 Class valve withstands temperatures to 650° F, and its durable materials of construction and proven coatings reflect its lineage of a longer life cycle over time... Read More.
Houston doctors have successfully separated two identical twin girls conjoined at their chest and abdomen, a procedure so complex it required a multi-disciplinary team of 75 clinicians from eight specialties... Read More.
GWC produces a full line of API-6D Trunnion Mounted Ball valves in both two/three Piece Forged. We offer a full range of materials in carbon, alloy and stainless steel from general to severe in application, including Sub Sea... Read More.
MOGAS is the leading manufacturer of severe service isolation and control ball valves for the most extreme applications in power, mining, oil & gas, refining, chemical/petrochemical and specialty industries. For over four decades, companies worldwide have been turning to MOGAS for severe service solutions... Read More.
In the event of a subsea loss of source control, response activity and equipment will often include equipment consisting of a very large and unwieldy BOP Capping Stack system. However, these systems are located in a limited number of locations globally where response times to offshore location may vary from 2 weeks to 6 weeks... Read More.
IsoTech®, ValvTechnologies’ Parallel Slide Gate (PSG) Seat-Protected Valves, are the culmination of years of practical design enhancements and eliminating the restrictions of typically accepted norms in gate valve design... Read More.
QTR is the exclusive North American Distributor for Valvitalia/DELTA Trunnion Mounted Ball Valves, Valvitalia/DELTA Lubricated Plug Valves, Valvitalia/VITAS Swing Check valves and Valvitalia/VITAS Expanding Gate Valves... Read More.
The yellow and pink heart in Dr. Huie Lin's office is an exact replica of the one beating inside the chest of Allison Bennie — a 3-D model that helped save her life. Two years ago, the 29-year-old South Carolina woman came to Lin, an interventional cardiologist at Houston Methodist Hospital, after being turned down for surgery elsewhere... Read More.
As therapeutic cardiac interventions become increasingly more complex, the ability to create patient-specific physical models prior to intervention has become an area of intense interest. Models of normal anatomy, congenital abnormalities, acquired pathology, and even abnormal valve function have all recently been reported. Here we discuss how these models are created... Read More.
Revolutionary surgical advancements during the second half of the 20th century have allowed patients with congenital heart disease to survive into their fifth and sixth decades for the first time in history. Unfortunately, it is a success story for which the medical community was unprepared... Read More.
He's been holding actual hearts in his hands for three decades. But a 3-D printed model of a heart and tumor has Methodist cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Michael Reardon excited. The model is of Linda Newell's heart, and the large cancerous tumor that had formed in a precarious location... Read More.