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3 years 1 month ago

New heart valve could help the frail

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health scientists say the first artificial heart valve designed to be implanted without major surgery appears to help patients who are too frail to undergo chest-opening surgery. The Food and Drug Administration has posted its review of a highly anticipated heart valve from Edwards Lifesciences,...

4 years 11 months ago

Former DNC head Kirk tapped to replace Kennedy

The governor of Massachusetts has named former Democratic Party chairman Paul G. Kirk Jr. to temporarily fill the late Sen. Edward Kennedy's seat. Gov. Deval Patrick's announcement Thursday means Kirk will serve in the post until voters pick a replacement in a Jan. 19 special election. Patrick says the issues...

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