Health Alert 11-30: New Procedure

By: Angela Howard
By: Angela Howard

Surgeons at the University of Colorado Hospital are now able to replace a heart valve without open heart surgery. It works by using a catheter that runs through a tiny rib cage incision, goes through the tip of the heart, inside the artery that needs fixing. A tiny balloon then expands, allowing the surgeon to install a new valve.
Recovery time is also much less - at three to four days instead of three to four *weeks*.


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