Doctors around the world are testing the safety and effectiveness
of repairing or replacing heart valves without surgery. These new
techniques are generally done by approaching the heart from a
blood vessel in the groin. You can see short movies showing how
this might be done at several industry Web sites, including
Edwards Lifesciences, Evalve,
Just because doctors can repair or replace failing heart valves
without surgery, we don't know if doing this works as well as the
traditional open-heart approach. Trials of
through-the-circulatory-system approaches registered with the
National Institutes of Health that are recruiting participants
Sponsored by: Evalve, Inc.
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