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Replace a heart valve without open-heart surgery? Huntsville Hospital can

Replace a heart valve in an hour without open-heart surgery with the patient awake on the table? It sounds like something from “Star Trek,” but a procedure invented by a Huntsville native has allowed surgeons around the world to do just that 150,000 times since 2002. 757 more words

Alabama

This Chief's Heart Beats for Others

Dr. Andrew Sherman is the Chief of Cardiac Surgery at St. Joseph’s Hospital, and he is an American Heart Association Executive Cabinet Member. Educated at Duke, Northwestern and Emory, Dr. 917 more words

American Heart Association

Aortic Valve Surgery for Nonagenarians

As people continue to live longer physicians are increasingly confronted with very elderly patients who have serious conditions that might benefit from surgery but who are at high risk for surgical complications. 48 more words

Prevention, Epidemiology & Outcomes