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Current interview: Precise preoperative surgical preparation thanks to a silicone heart

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An 80-year-old female patient needs a new aortic valve replacement. Since the old one is severally calcified, the leaflets no longer open properly. Due to various factors, the patient is considered inoperable. Nevertheless, to make surgery possible for her, specialists at the Heart and Diabetes Center North Rhine-Westphalia (German: Herz- und Diabeteszentrums NRW) have prepared the intervention based on an exact 3D heart replica.

Aside from conducting this research, Professor Stephan Ensminger, Head of the Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Department, also personally performed the surgery. MEDICA.de spoke with him about the reasons behind this intensive surgery preparation and its use in clinical application.

Aortic valve replacement: Precise preoperative surgical preparation thanks to a silicone heart
 
 
 
 

Interviews Concerning Health Politics

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Giuseppe Ramos

Health is human's most precious resource. Due to the fact that this applies to every individual health care politics become to an interesting and sometimes quite explosive topic. MEDICA.de talks to managers, politicians and other experts about current political decisions and happenings.

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otnaydur

What is happening on the market for medical products? Important technologies, national and international markets, news from companies - all these topics are important subjects when MEDICA.de talks to experts about current developments in business concerned with health.

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Interviews Concerning Innovations

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Nataliia Natykach

Discoveries, devices, technologies - medicine is an important driving force behind myriads of innovations. Experts and inventors provide information about potentials and sometimes risks concerned with new treatments while talking to MEDICA.de.

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