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  • This image provided by Edwards Lifesciences shows a graphic of the Edwards SAPIEN valve. A long-awaited study suggests that many people with bad aortic valves can have them replaced through a tube into an artery instead of open-heart surgery. Edwards Lifesciences Corp. is seeking federal approval for its experimental SAPIEN aortic valve, implanted through an artery. (AP Photo/Edwards Lifesciences) NO SALES

    Study supports fixing heart valves without surgery

    Cardiologists are reporting a major advance: A long-awaited study suggests that many people with a bad aortic valve, the heart's main gate, can avoid open-heart surgery and have a new one placed through a tube in an artery instead.

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