Diseased Heart Valve Replaced Through Small Hole in the Leg, Methodist Institute for Technology Innovation and Education Study Reveals  
2/22/2011 7:26:21 AM -- Physicians at the Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center in Houston implanted a new investigational heart valve in a patient through a small puncture hole in the leg. Mr. Dale Wilber, 69 year old retiree from Arkansas, had the new valve implanted in Houston on Feb. 16, 2011.