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2011-06-17 12:57:00

INDIANAPOLIS, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The St. Francis Heart Center today (June 17, 2011) announced that it has performed the first post-FDA approval surgery in the United States using a new device for treating tricuspid valve disease. Called the Contour 3D(TM) Annuloplasty Ring, the device, which is manufactured by Medtronic, is designed to restore normal valve function by remodeling the natural valve's shape and size. The procedure was performed by Marc Gerdisch, M.D., chief...

2009-07-08 07:09:00

INDIANAPOLIS, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- A surgeon at the St. Francis Heart Center is using a revolutionary technology that allows patients to rebuild their own cardiovascular tissue. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090708/DE43062LOGO-a ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090708/DE43062LOGO-b ) Marc Gerdisch, M.D., is using the CorMatrix Extracellular Matrix (ECM)(TM) to modify and repair cardiac structures, allowing heart tissue to re-grow inside the beating hearts of...


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