Tuesday, April 1, 2008

New Techniques for Stenting in Adults with CHD

A pioneering paper was presented at last week’s Society of Interventioanl Radiology meeting, in Washington, DC by Dr John Moriarty, Specialist Registrar in Dublin’s Mater Hospital. The Mater is the only place in Ireland and one of a few places in Europe that places pulmonary valves in adult patients via stenting. This procedure, which is not yet licensed in the US, was examined with CT during Dr Moriarty’s presentation.

Moving beyond diagnosis and into therapy, interventional radiologists have new imaging techniques and new ways of getting into organs which, when combined, give an extremely powerful new tool that is changing the course of care for patients, in quality as well as quantity of life.

Posted in Research and Education on 29 March 2008

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