What to know about new ‘dumbbell’ surgery for heart valve defect

The surgery can be a lifesaver for a person with a heart valve that’s narrowing and may need to be replaced, according to a new study.

The new study published in the journal Neurology shows that patients with heart valves that are narrowing can get the surgery performed in a matter of days.

“The results suggest that patients who have narrowing of the heart valve have a high risk of complications, especially when the valve is a common and easily accessible complication,” said Dr. Andrew Stacey, chief of the division of heart valve at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

The study involved over 4,000 patients who had narrowing of their heart valves.

Patients were asked to complete a questionnaire on their condition and surgical procedure.

The researchers found that patients were more likely to have surgery if the valve was common, a procedure called a “dumb” procedure.

In patients who needed surgery for narrowing, surgeons performed the procedure less frequently.

In contrast, patients with common heart valve narrowing had surgery more often, but only about one-third as frequently as those who did not need surgery.

This is an important finding because narrowing of a heart-valve is the most common heart-related complication in the United States, according the American Heart Association (AHA).

The procedure can also cause permanent disability or death.

“There are three main types of narrowing: narrowing of one or both of the valves, narrowing of only one valve or both valves, and narrowing of both valves,” Stacey said.

“So narrowing of either of the two valves can lead to heart valve disease.”

Dumbbell” surgery involves using a machine to push a piece of equipment through the narrow spaces between the valves to allow the valve to open and close.

The surgery is also known as an “end-lobe” procedure, because the valve opens and closes by pushing a piece that goes into the opposite side of the body.

Patients are given a device called an end-lamp that helps them to keep the valves closed.

The end-amp provides constant pressure that helps keep the valve open.

The procedure is relatively simple and relatively safe, according Dr. David Hockett, a cardiologist and professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Hockett is the lead author of the study, which was published in Neurology.

Hackett said there’s no clear evidence that the surgery is effective, though he believes it could have an impact.”

I think it’s an interesting idea, but I think there’s still a lot of work to be done before we can say that it’s safe and effective,” Hockets said.”

For patients with narrowed valves, we think that the safest thing to do would be to get surgery and see if the results are good and then maybe you can consider the procedure again if you need to,” Hocks said.

Stacey added that it would be prudent for people with narrowed hearts to seek medical advice.”

It’s important to know the best thing to get done,” he said.

Dr. Peter Ziemann, an assistant professor of cardiology at the Harvard Medical School and an expert in end-tube surgery, said he’s excited about the study.”

It’s important for patients to understand the risks and benefits before undergoing the procedure.””

This is a first study that shows that this type of surgery can provide significant benefits in patients with narrowing of heart valves, including narrowing of all of the valve.

It’s important for patients to understand the risks and benefits before undergoing the procedure.”

Stacey said it would likely be many years before the procedure could be performed again in the U.S.

But he said the procedure may be a possible option in certain circumstances.

For example, if a patient has a narrowing of more than one valve, it’s possible to use the end-beam machine to open the valve, which could then open it all at once, he said.

“And for patients who need the procedure for some other reason, the procedure is not without risk,” he added.

Dr Zieman said it’s unclear how long this procedure could last for people who have narrowed valves and what the risks of the procedure are.

“What’s clear is that it may be useful to have this procedure done in a way that minimizes risk for the patient and minimizes complications, so it may not be that long,” he explained.

Dr Hocketts said this is a promising study and the results will be published in a future paper.