Heart valve failure is a relatively common issue suffered by thousands of people every single year. Unfortunately at this point the only viable solution to fix the problem is extensive surgery requiring hours of precise work, but now there may be another great alternative available.
The new system is called a Sapien Heart Value and the creators of the device say that it works just as well as traditional heart valves but does not require nearly as intensive of a surgical procedure. Obviously there is still surgery involved but the amazing thing is that the significant reduction in surgery invasiveness also leads to significantly reduced healing times.
The FDA just began hearing the case for the heart valve but preliminary results look good. This could be absolutely great news for the thousands of patients that are treated each year for heart value failure, especially since most analysts believe the FDA will soon approve the new system. Saving recovery time and reducing the surgical risk are two of the biggest motivating factors of most medical research and that is exactly what has been accomplished with this new heart value, this is absolutely great news and in the future it will likely continue to spread to other surgical operations. The possibilities are endless and it is amazing to see that medical research is finally beginning to cut down on the severity of most major surgeries.