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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

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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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