Implanted heart valve safe for low-risk patients: Danish study

March 16, 2015 4:51 PM

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(Reuters) - A minimally invasive procedure that allows doctors to implant a new heart valve supplying blood to the body is safe for low-risk patients, according to a study presented at the American College of Cardiology meeting in San Diego.

Low-risk patients were no more likely to suffer stroke, heart attack or death a year after they received the valve implant, compared to those whose diseased valve was replaced through traditional open heart surgery, results of the Notion trial of 280 Danish patients showed.

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