Catheter-based interventions are transforming cardiovascular care

03/24/2013 | Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)

Catheter-based interventions continue to transform heart care by providing a minimally invasive alternative to major surgery that is well-tolerated by even frail and aging patients. Among the cardiac problems now being addressed with catheters are leaky valves, irregular rhythms and structural defects. "It's opened up a whole new field," said Dr. Hadley Wilson of Carolinas HealthCare System. "We can hopefully treat more patients more definitively, with better results."

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