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Freeze-dried heart valve structures to store, transplant

The biological scaffolds of heart valves with cellular materials removed can be freeze-dried and stored for transplanting later as tissue-engineered replacement valves, Leibniz University and Hannover Medical School researchers claimed.

Barbara Walters to undergo operation for heart valve replacement

New York - Barbara Walters, 80, one of America's most popular television journalists, announced this morning on ABC's The View that she will undergo heart surgery later this week to replace a heart valve.

U.K. Boy First in World to Have MRI-Guided Heart Valve Op

A six-year-old boy from Central England has become the first person in the world to have an operation to widen a heart valve that was guided by MRI scanning rather than by X-rays.

Elizabeth Taylor Tweets about Heart Procedure

Actress Elizabeth Taylor took to Twitter Tuesday to let her friends and fans know that she would be in hospital for a heart procedure.

Heart valve grown from stem cells

British scientists have grown part of a human heart from stem cells for the first time

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