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Angel Wings treat hole-in-the-heart youngster:

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Doctors at the Children's Hospital of Michigan in the US have used a new procedure, in which a set of tiny wire wings are inserted into the heart, to treat successfully a 15-year old boy with atrial septal defect. The Angel Wings device, made by Microvena and consisting of two square wire frames covered with polyester, is in Phase II trials. Doctors at 13 sites will compare the procedure, which takes around four to six hours to perform, with open heart surgery in around 200 patients over the next two years.

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