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Surgeons Replace Heart Valves Less Invasively
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An emerging technique in Europe in which surgeons replace diseased heart valves through catheters rather than with open heart surgery, may have enormous promise for thousands of U.S. patients denied the procedure because they are too fragile.

But more research, some of which is expected to be published next month, is needed to evaluate its comparative benefit, according to a report published yesterday in the Annals of Internal Medicine.