KATOWICE, Poland, July 15 (Xinhua) -- A team of doctors from
Upper Silesian Medical Centre in the polish city of Katowice
succeeded in conducting a pioneer cardiac surgery treatment on
The conducted surgery was targeted at patients with heart
failure and mitral valve defect and consisted of putting a special
implant without cutting the myocardium.
The implant is made of a medical silicone and is put directly on
a beating heart around it's base.
It is a huge chance for patients with secondary mitral
regurgitation, it is a good alternative to the open heart surgery
as it reduces the time of the whole procedure and convalescence.