University of Colorado Hospital Pioneers New Minimally-Invasive Surgeries

Minimally invasive procedures continue to multiply and evolve through technological innovations.
July 30, 2014

Recently at University of Colorado Hospital, 88-year-old Geraldine “G.G.” Heyman of Aspen waited a little nervously for a surgeon to install a polyester-covered metal clip inside her heart to repair a leaky mitral valve. Later, surgeon John Carroll deployed a leak-stopping MitraClip through a catheter threaded through about 18 inches of vein in her leg. At this time the hospital is the only place in the region peforming this type of mitral valve repair.

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