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Grey’s Anatomy Features Heart Device Being Tested at UPMC

Attention Grey’s Anatomy fans:  Did you know that a clinical trial for the new Parachute device featured on last week’s episode is being conducted right here at UPMC?After a heart attack, many heart failure patients experience enlargement of their left ventricle causing a decrease in cardiac output and often heart failure symptoms such as shortness of breath.  Treatment options for patients whose ventricle has enlarged are limited.  (more…)

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