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Elderly Patients in Need of Heart Valve Replacements Have Alternative to Surgery, University Heart Center in Hamburg Study


6/16/2010 7:48:33 AM

ScienceDaily (June 15, 2010) — Doctors at the University Heart Center in Hamburg, Germany successfully used transcatheter valve-in-valve implantation in elderly patients with degenerated bioprostheses in aortic and mitral position. This minimally invasive procedure was used as an alternative treatment option for patients who were at high surgical risk. Full details of the study are available in the June issue of Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.

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