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Emory Cardiologists Close Hole In Hearts Without Surgery

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May 4, 2001
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Emory University Health Sciences Center
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In the past, many people with holes in their hearts have faced a lifetime of anticoagulant therapy or even open heart surgery in order to reduce their high risk of stroke. But now there is a new option -- a minimally invasive procedure using the revolutionary CardioSEAL® Septal Occlusion System that can now close a variety of intracardiac holes in about half an hour.

In the past, many people with holes in their hearts have faced a lifetime of anticoagulant therapy or even open heart surgery in order to reduce their high risk of stroke. But now there is a new option -- a minimally invasive procedure using the revolutionary CardioSEAL® Septal Occlusion System that can now close a variety of intracardiac holes in about half an hour. The Emory Heart Center is among the first centers in the nation where the CardioSEAL® procedure is available. Emory Heart Center Director Douglas C. Morris, M.D., and cardiologist Peter C. Block, M.D., working in collaboration with pediatric cardiologist Robert N. Vincent, M.D., lead the Emory University School of Medicine team using the device.


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