Published in Biotech Business Week, September 19th, 2005
The first U.S. double implant of the device was performed on August 17, 2005, at Alexian Brothers Medical Center, located in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. The recipient was an 85 year-old male patient from Elgin, Illinois.
St. Jude Medical, Inc., the Minnesota-based company that manufactures the device, received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the new valve just this month.
"The patient is resting comfortably and recovering as expected," according to Yan Katznelson, the...
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