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Lakeshore man's valve replacement a North American first (With video)

The scar from James Poulias’s open heart surgery 15 years ago is a foot long, running from collarbone to belly.

But his new scar, the outward evidence of a May 13 surgery that was a North American first, is hardly a scar at all, the Lakeshore 80-year-old proudly declared Thursday during an interview at University Hospital in London. 765 more words

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Study Explores Expanded Use For Edwards' And Medtronic's New Heart Valves

In the last few years transcatheter aortic valve replacements from Edwards Lifesciences and Medtronic have entered the marketplace and now offer an alternative to surgery for some patients. 148 more words

Interventional Cardiology & Surgery