Stroke Survivor

Whelan, David
February 2009
Forbes Asia;2/16/2009, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p75
The article focuses on a medical device developed by AGA Medical Corp. called the Amplatzer, which is a weblike patch that doctors are using to close holes in babies' hearts. The device is also being tested in adults to prevent strokes. In 1999, with the device being marketed overseas, AGA founder Kurt Amplatz, sold his third of the company in 1999, to his younger co-owners for a reported $8 million earn-out.


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