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- Cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Brian Hummel, Edwards Lifesciences Clinical Specialist Ellwood Hunt, invasive cardiologist Dr. Murali Muppala and Lund University professor Dr. Goran Olivecrona, left to right, discuss transcatheter heart valve replacement surgery after completing two of the surgeries at Lee Memorial's HealthPark on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, in Fort Myers.  The non-invasive heart valve replacement surgery is a newly approved treatment for severe aortic stenosis, a condition where calcium builds up in the aortic valve inhibiting proper blood flow. The non-invasive transcatheter heart valve replacement is a new option for patients unable to endure open heart surgery.

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David Albers/Staff - Cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Brian Hummel, Edwards Lifesciences Clinical Specialist Ellwood Hunt, invasive cardiologist Dr. Murali Muppala and Lund University professor Dr. Goran Olivecrona, left to right, discuss transcatheter heart valve replacement surgery after completing two of the surgeries at Lee Memorial's HealthPark on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, in Fort Myers. The non-invasive heart valve replacement surgery is a newly approved treatment for severe aortic stenosis, a condition where calcium builds up in the aortic valve inhibiting proper blood flow. The non-invasive transcatheter heart valve replacement is a new option for patients unable to endure open heart surgery.

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