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UV Catheter Plugs Holes in Hearts

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With help from UV light, a catheter device could provide a way to repair defects in hearts and other organs without surgery. The device has already been used successfully in animal studies, and was developed jointly by researchers from Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard University, and Brigham and Women's Hospital. "In addition to avoiding open-heart surgery, this method avoids suturing into the heart tissue, because we're just gluing something to it," said Dr. Pedro del Nido, chief of cardiac surgery at Boston Children's Hospital. The catheter is inserted through a...Read full article

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