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Mechanical Heart Valve

Posted at 3:08 PM, Mar 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-23 16:55:45-04

Three years ago, Lee’or Rutenberg’s young daughter Sadie became the first patient to receive a pediatric heart valve as part of a clinical trial for pediatric patients five years old or younger with a diseased, damaged, or malfunctioning heart valve.  The FDA recently approved the world’s smallest – and only – mechanical heart valve designed for newborns and infants with heart defects.