Easier Does It

Stone, Andy
October 2006
Forbes Asia;10/30/2006, Vol. 2 Issue 18, p116
The article focuses on an experimental valve developed by French-American firm CoreValue in 2006 which aims to replace heart valves of patients without undergoing open-heart surgery. Such procedure has been in clinical testing in Europe and Canada since 2004. Two patients in India died shortly after receiving the first valves in 2004, but the next 81 patients are alive today. If the trial proves successful, regulatory approval from the European Union and Canada may come by 2007.


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