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Illustration of the BASILICA procedure. (A) a catheter directs an electrified guidewire through the base of the left aortic cusp into a snare in the left ventricular outflow tract; (B) after snare retrieval, the mid-shaft of the guidewire is electrified to lacerate the leaflet (C); (D) the leaflet splays after TAVR permitting coronary flow. CREDIT:...
Lecture Series Logo: NHLBI 70 Years of Discovery
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Media Advisory
WHAT: This year marks the 70th Anniversary of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). NHLBI began as the National Heart Institute on June 16, 1948, when President Harry S. Truman signed the National Heart Act. In 1969, the Institute expanded its mission (and name) to cover research on lung diseases, and in 1976, the Institute grew fu...
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Research Features
Like many other eight-year-old girls, Virsaviya Borun-Goncharova loves to play, dance, sing, and draw. On the surface, she’s just a regular, high-energy school kid. But something quite dramatic sets her apart from her peers: Virsaviya was born with her heart outside her chest. Virsaviya has a condition called Pentalogy of Cantrell (POC), a rare dis...
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