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FDA reviews heart valve that can go in without major surgery
USA Today

U.S. health officials are asking safety questions about the first artificial heart valve designed to be implanted without major surgery, ahead of a meeting to consider broadening its use. Last summer Edwards Lifesciences won approval for the first-of-a-kind heart valve that can be threaded into place through one of the body’s major arteries. The valve is currently available for patients who aren’t healthy enough to undergo the more invasive open-heart surgery.

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