Heart valve

Medtronic Inc.’s CoreValve is photographed at an American College of Cardiology Conference in Washington, on Saturday, March 29, 2014. A new study gives a big boost to fixing a bad aortic valve, the heart's main gate, without open-heart surgery. Survival rates were better one year later for people who had a new valve placed through a tube into an artery instead. Earlier this year, the CoreValve was also approved for treating people at too high risk to have surgery. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Study backs nonsurgical way to fix heart valves

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study gives a big boost to fixing a bad aortic valve, the heart’s main gate, without open-heart surgery. Survival rates were better one year later for people who had a […]

03/29/2014

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Heart repair breakthroughs replace surgeon’s knife

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Have a heart problem? If it’s fixable, there’s a good chance it can be done without surgery, using tiny tools and devices that are pushed through tubes into blood vessels.

03/24/2013

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