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Heart & Vascular Institute first in state to perform life-saving valve replacement

Jul. 25, 2011, 4:04 PM

Doctors at the Vanderbilt Heart & Vascular Institute have successfully performed the state’s first trans-catheter heart valve-replacement procedure.George Ellenberg, 85, of Crossville, Tenn., was VUMC’s first recipient of the novel valve replacement technique. Acceptance into the trial saved his life.

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