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The most important part of the body human heart is a muscular organ that pumps approximately 2,000 gallons of blood per day throughout human body. Learn about the latest signs and symptoms of various heart related diseases and new treatment options.

Beaumont Researching Nonsurgical Heart Valve Repair

Beaumont is the first hospital in metro Detroit to treat patients in a clinical study evaluating the MitraClip system to repair the mitral valve without open-heart surgery. The MitraClip device is used for patients with moderately severe to severe mitral regurgitation, the most common type of heart valve problem. With the clip, Beaumont interventional cardiologists and echocardiologists are able to repair defective mitral valves with a nonsurgical procedure in the cardiac catheterization lab in about two hours.

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Could Heart Transplants Become A Thing Of Past?

Heart transplants save the lives of more than 2,100 Americans every year. But many more patients are still waiting for a new heart to become available, and hundreds will die without ever getting a second chance at life.

Meanwhile, tens of thousands more people aren't sick enough to need a transplant, but struggle every day with severe heart failure that limits all aspects of their lives.

Could technology be the solution - whether temporary, or permanent - for many of these people? Could heart transplants ever become a thing of the past?

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