Good Marks for Heart Valve Procedure

July 8, 2014 8:01 PM

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Good Marks for Heart Valve Procedure

Less than a week ago, WTAJ Your News Leader, told you about research involving a treatment for damaged heart valves. Now, a new study in the current issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association assesses how well that procedure works.

When a heart valve that's been replaced, fails, many patients can be treated with medications or undergo another surgery to replace the damaged valve. Those who are older and have other serious illnesses, may not be able to survive another surgery. Researchers studied 459 patients who underwent the...

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