Video posted on the CBS KENS-TV about a 15-year-old San Antonio boy who has a heart defect is getting a second chance at life thanks to a brand new procedure he was the first to receive.
Article provided by Northwestern Medicine. Northwestern Memorial Hospital surgeon first in Illinois to repair aortic valve. "Repairing a valve is always better than replacing a valve, and until now we have never had an aortic annuloplasty device for repair ’ said Dr. Malaisrie, ‘There’s a bright future for aortic valve repair, and this device [HAART 300 Annuloplasty Device] provides another opportunity for us to do so with better and longer-lasting repairs.’ …”
Article posted on the Ormond Beach Observer about a new procedure to repair the aortic valve in the heart has been done for the first time in Florida by Dr. Holt. "Rather than replace the aortic valve, a ring, called a HAART 300 Aortic Annuloplasty Device, is installed to support the valve opening. ... It’s always better if you can save a person’s tissues."
Article posted on WTTV-TV about a 40-year-old vet had both an aneurysm on his aorta and his aortic valve was leaking. Dr. Gerdisch recommended the HAART 300. "It essentially helps support the flaps that open and close to allow blood in and out. Four days after surgery, Jason’s heart was pumping so efficiently …”