News archive (June, 2021)

Heart valve day cases increased as part of COVID-19 response

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Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic many patients at The James Cook University Hospital have had their heart valve replaced and then gone home again the same day. Their speedy recovery has been made possible thanks to an advanced procedure called TAVI (transcatheter aortic valve implantation) which avoids the need for open heart surgery.

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