Cleveland Clinic helps test a device that reduces stroke risk

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.

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