Cardiologists at the UW Medicine Heart Institute recently performed a world-first procedure to remove and retrieve a clamp device from a patient’s mitral valve and place a replacement biological Valves – all through the catheter. Previously, this array of tasks could only be performed through open surgery.
“You can stack them, but you also have to consider: how small do you open the valve? There is a point of inflection where you can make the valve too small, and then You’re trading leaks for stenosis [excessive stenosis] and other problems.”
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