At the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center clinical researchers have begun studying a new treatment for diastolic heart failure, an increasingly recognized cardiac problem.
The new InterAtrial Shunt Device from Corvia Medical (Tewksbury, MA) is implanted endovascularly within the interatrial septum of the heart, allowing blood to flow between the left and right atria. This relieves the intraatrial blood backup and should help with the symptoms that cascade from the congestive heart failure.
Here’s video from Ohio State with one of the first patients, as well as animation showing placement of the InterAtrial Shunt Device:
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