Breakthroughs

Less Invasive Heart Valve Replacement Gives New Option for Aortic Stenosis

Patients with severe aortic stenosis who are too frail to endure traditional valve replacement surgery may benefit from a promising new treatment offered at the URMC Heart and Vascular Center. Read more about this surgery »

Implantable Heartburn ‘Ring’ Reins in Stomach Acid

URMC is one of just 13 U.S. surgery sites chosen to offer the LINX™ Reflux Management System, a new implantable magnetic “ring” that promises relief to the estimated 25 million American adults who suffer daily heartburn. The device won FDA approval in late March. Read more about the LINX™ device »

Surgeons Implant 1st Total Artificial Heart in Upstate NY

URMC’s cardiac transplant team replaced a 49-year-old man’s heart with a total artificial heart, introducing a new, life-sustaining treatment option for the most critically ill patients with end-stage heart failure. Read more about the procedure »

 

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