The ever-evolving heart valve

[Pioneer Press, November 20, 2009] A life-saving side market for the next generation of high-profile transcatheter devices also promises growth for med-tech companies. Life dealt Ruth Schuenke a tough hand last year. After her husband passed away in May following years with Alzheimer's disease, the 84-year-old Burnsville resident saw her own health steadily decline due to a failing heart valve. The rest of the story the includes cardiologist Wes Pedersen, M.D., of the Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital is on the Pioneer Press website.

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