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Successful Surgery for Cell-based Heart Valve Developed in China

Successful Surgery for Cell-based Heart Valve Developed in China



Successful Surgery for Cell-based Heart Valve Developed in China

On December 16, a recent post-operative examination of a patient who underwent heart valve replacement surgery in China revealed the growth of new cells on the replaced valve.

The surgery was performed on a 13-year-old patient with congenital heart disease, and the discovery was made during a examination conducted in Wuhan, Hubei Province, in central China.

Successful Surgery for Cell-based Heart Valve Developed in China

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Valve replacement surgery is one of the primary treatment methods for valvular heart disease. However, biological valve membranes are prone to calcification, posing a challenge in valve selection for pediatric patients. The lack of growth and development of valve membranes has been an unresolved issue in the field of cardiovascular medicine.

This year, the Tongji Hospital affiliated with Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China successfully developed a novel cell-based valve with superior biomechanical performance, self-growth, and regenerative capabilities.

This technology was first clinically applied on May 29 in a valve replacement surgery for a 13-year-old patient with congenital heart disease.

Following a colored Doppler echocardiogram and a PET-CT scan on December 7, it was determined that the artificial pulmonary artery valve functioned well, and there was a clear improvement in cardiac function. This indicates that the new cell-based pulmonary artery valve was generated within the patient’s body.

Successful Surgery for Cell-based Heart Valve Developed in China

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