For patients with heart failure, but normal heart rhythm, aspirin may be just as good as a heavy duty blood-thinner.
That’s the finding of a new study published online today in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Washington University chief of cardiology Douglas Mann was on the study’s steering committee.
The FDA has approved the first heart valve replacement procedure that does not involve open heart surgery.
Instead of opening the patient's chest, the doctor inserts the new heart valve by threading a catheter through a vein in the patient's leg. Here's a video of how that works :
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