Published in Healthcare Finance, Tax and Law Weekly, September 1st, 2004
As a result, the 30-year-old male patient was able to avoid open-heart surgery to treat his aortic regurgitation. This event represents the first-ever percutaneous replacement of an aortic heart valve in a 'non-compassionate' case.
"Unlike our first patient--who had a frail heart and had been deemed a very high surgical risk because of his deteriorated condition--our second patient is a young...
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