Abbott to Acquire Evalve.

Traditionally, mitral regurgitation can be treated through open up heart surgery. However, only about 20 % of the 600,000 sufferers diagnosed in the U.S. And Europe each year undergo medical procedures. Evalve's minimally invasive catheter-based MitraClip system, used to clip the leaflets of the mitral valve together to lessen regurgitation, may be the first commercially available treatment option approved in European countries for nonsurgical mitral valve repair for patients experiencing the effects of mitral regurgitation.SOURCE Cylex, Inc.

Affinion Security Middle enhances BreachShield service Affinion Security Middle, a respected provider of identity theft protection services, today announced enhancements to its BreachShield service, targeted at preventing, detecting and resolving Identity Theft resulting from data breaches for companies at risk and the customers who trust those businesses. According to the Identity Theft Analysis Center , more than 222 million personal information were exposed as the result of a breach in 2009 2009 alone. Breaches can occur in many ways, from insider and hacking theft through accidental exposure of information. One type of ID theft documented by the ITRC is definitely medical identity theft, that may have grave consequences. 'As we saw in '09 2009, breaches can come in all sizes, from 30 records to 30 million, and are becoming more technical in character,' remarked Tom Rusin, CEO of Affinion Security Middle.