By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Thousands of older Americans who need new heart valves but are too frail to survive the surgery might soon get a chance at an easier option _ a way to thread in an artificial aortic valve without cracking their chests.
The less invasive option will "possibly be a game-changer," said Dr. Robert Bonow of Northwestern University's Feinberg School in Medicine in Chicago, who monitors the valves' development for the American Heart Association and has consulted for Edwards. "In the future, this may be the way many patients get their valves replaced."