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OCT 11, 2013 - Huffington Post

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Rare Fetal Heart Surgery A Success After Doctors Practice On Grape

A 25-week-old fetus is doing well after undergoing a rare cardiac procedure in utero. The procedure, known as a fetal aortic valvuloplasty, required doctors working at CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center to open a valve in the fetus' heart using a wire the width of a human hair, an unfathomably tiny balloon, and a pair of steady, steady hands. It is the first time a hospital in Southern California has performed the operation, and one of just over a 100 times the procedure has been carried out in total. (Story continues below) Courtesy of the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles-USC ... Read More

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