A new polymeric heart valve designed to grow with young patients has been successfully implanted into a child.
The first-of-its kind procedure in the US has been hailed a game-changer.
The MASA Valve, designed by medical device company PECA Labs, was implanted in a 21-month-old patient. They had already undergone an operation for a homograft around the age of one but this had become severely stenotic, requiring immediate replacement.
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