Baptist part of trial for mitral heart valve replacement

By Updated: September 23, 2019 9:31 AM CT | Published: September 22, 2019 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Dr. Basil Paulus is doing new work with tendyne and heart valve disease at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s amazing what good you can do,&rdquo; he said of practicing cardiology. &ldquo;I thought I was going to be an ophthalmologist until I did my cardiology rotation. I fell in love with it.&rdquo;</strong>&nbsp;(Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Dr. Basil Paulus is doing new work with tendyne and heart valve disease at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. “It’s amazing what good you can do,” he said of practicing cardiology. “I thought I was going to be an ophthalmologist until I did my cardiology rotation. I fell in love with it.” (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Baptist-Memphis is among the sites approved to test Abbott Vascular’s Tendyne, a catheterized replacement for the heart’s complicated mitral valve.

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Dr. Basil Paulus Dr. Ed Garrett Stern Cardiovascular Tendyne

Jane Roberts

Longtime journalist Jane Roberts is a Minnesotan by birth and a Memphian by choice. She's lived and reported in the city more than two decades. She covers healthcare and higher education for The Daily Memphian.


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