Successful heart surgery using sound waves takes place for first time in Israel

  

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Via:  buzz-of-the-orient  •  9 months ago  •  10 comments

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Successful heart surgery using sound waves takes place for first time in Israel

Yet another miraculous medical breakthrough achieved by Israel.


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Successful heart surgery using sound waves takes place for first time in Israel

Dr. Yaron Almagor, director of the Catheterization Unit at Shaare Zedek Medical Center, said the new method is “significant news for many patients who have up until now had to undergo complex treatments and surgeries.”

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(December 13, 2019   /   JNS)   A cardiac catheterization using sound waves was successfully performed for the first time in Israel on Sunday by the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.

The procedure was done to treat a complex case of severe arterial congestion,  reported  the  Tazpit News Agency.

The 66-year-old patient had calcium build-up, and doctors used special equipment developed by SHOCKWAVE after a previously performed catheterization failed to help the issue.

The treatment consists of “the deployment of a tiny balloon filled with fluid and tiny balls at the point where there is a build-up of calcium within the artery,” according to  Tazpit.  “After the balloon is in place, sound waves are triggered to create a rapid movement of the balls which create cracks in the calcium inside the artery. The cracks allow for the elasticity of the artery and the insertion of a stent in the same location, without damaging the artery.”

Dr. Yaron Almagor, director of the Catheterization Unit at Shaare Zedek Medical Center, said the new method is “significant news for many patients who have up until now had to undergo complex treatments and surgeries.”

In the past, catheterization had not been possible to treat complex cases of calcium accumulation in the arteries because it could damage or rupture the artery. Instead, patients suffering from congestive arterial congestion had to undergo bypass surgery.


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Buzz of the Orient
1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient    9 months ago

This has a similarity to a wave impact machine (although a little more complex) that is used to shatter impacted kidney stones so that they will easily pass out through urination - no surgical procedure would be required for that.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
2  seeder  Buzz of the Orient    9 months ago

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TTGA
3  TTGA    9 months ago

They probably do Buzz.  It's just outside their universe of experience.  These days, anything more complex than "GET TRUMP" is just too far away from their reality for it to matter.  After the next election is over, things will change radically.  Wish you could get Facebook.  There are people there who make some sense, some are old friends from the adult group.  I'll say "howdy" for you.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
3.1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  TTGA @3    9 months ago

Thanks, Rock. 

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
5  Perrie Halpern R.A.    9 months ago

Great story Buzz. So wonderful the new innovations coming out! 

Of course, Loki makes a good point when he said that we need to see more of these surgeries done, but we this could be a game changer. 

 
 
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