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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.
A new cardiac treatment facility that couples the benefits of interventional cardiology with cardiothoracic surgery for critically ill newborns, children and adults has opened at Rush University Medical Center.
Major complications following coronary artery bypass graft surgery, even among patients least at risk of experiencing complications, remain common and add significantly to healthcare costs, while diminishing the benefits of surgery