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How a clothes pin-like device is changing hearts

By , Daily Memphian Updated: September 22, 2020 9:25 AM CT | Published: September 22, 2020 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Basil Paulus,&nbsp;medical director of the Baptist Valve Clinic and a cardiologist at Stern Cardiovascular, has been repairing heart valves with the MitraClip G4, which offers surgeons longer and thicker clips to shore up leaky mitral valves.</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian file)

Basil Paulus, medical director of the Baptist Valve Clinic and a cardiologist at Stern Cardiovascular, has been repairing heart valves with the MitraClip G4, which offers surgeons longer and thicker clips to shore up leaky mitral valves. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian file)

The new technology gives doctors options for sick patients who are not candidates for open-heart surgery.

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Basil Paulus Mehul Patel Stern Cardiovascular Sutherland Cardiology Clinic Baptist Memorial Health Care Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare Colin Barker Vanderbilt University Medical Center MitraClip Abbott Vascular Subscriber Only
Jane Roberts

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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