Ultrasound Pulses Soften Calcified Bioprosthetic Valves

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Ultrasound technology may be whizz-bang to restore adjustableness to calcified bioprosthetic valves, potentially counting off the need for replacement, a proof-of-concept investigation in sheep display.

Pulsed cavitational ultrasound was ran on calcified valves in a series of in vivo and in vitro probes by Emmanuel Messas, MD, PhD, of Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou in Paris, and team-mates reported online in JACC: Rector to Translational Go into.