Story excerpt provided by The Plain Dealer.
Written by Julie Washington.
When the Cleveland Clinic’s Dr. Samir Kapadia explained aortic valve replacement to patients, the benefits of a better functioning heart were clear. But he also warned that the procedure could cause a stroke.
Now Kapadia can tell patients that, thanks to a medical device that the Clinic helped test, the risk of stroke after aortic valve replacement has dropped significantly.
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Originally published July 12, 2017.