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PinnacleHealth implants newly-approved heart valve for frail patients - PennLive

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1/31/2014
A PinnacleHealth System patient has received a new kind of artificial heart valve that doesn’t require open surgery and provides an option for some medically frail people who couldn’t withstand regular valve replacement.
 
PinnacleHealth said the patient was the first in the United States to receive the valve directly into the aorta since it received federal approval.

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