Cardiac team performs world's-first procedure

August 17, 2017

Cardiac team performs world's-first procedure

On July 17, 2017, a UW Medicine team performed the first-ever catheter-based surgical laceration to replace a failing artificial aortic valve. The patient, Myra Gaines of Kennewick, Washington, has a vascular anatomy that spurred the development of the new procedure. Within weeks, her family reported, Ms. Gaines was walking around her block four times a day.

Cardiologist Danny Dvir discusses the case in this downloadable video.

Read the related news release.


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