Minneapolis Heart Institute physicians perform less invasive experimental valve implantation

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[KARE-TV, October 21, 2011] As we age so can the valves in our heart. And until now, replacing those valves with open heart surgery has been considered risky for patients in their 80s or 90s, even if they are otherwise healthy.

Well now a cutting edge but experimental procedure is being performed at Allina's Abbott Northwestern Hospital that gives patients a new valve with minimal cutting and a quick recovery. Watch below.

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