Balloon Valve May Be Alternative to Open-Heart Surgery

"Definitely, it's going to be something to be watched, but that's only the Canadian trial," added Dr. Carlos Ruiz, director of the division of cardiac intervention for constructive heart disease at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. "There are the Canadian trial ongoing, the European trial, as well as the U.S. trial."

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SOURCES: Sanjeevan Pasupati, MBChB, FRACP, interventional cardiologist, Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand; John P. Erwin III, M.D., associate professor of internal medicine, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine and cardiologist, Scott & White Hospital, Temple, Texas; Carlos Ruiz, M.D., Ph.D., director, division of cardiac intervention for constructive heart disease, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City; Nov. 4, 2007, presentation, annual meeting, American Heart Association, Orlando, Fla.

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