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CLIP: FDA approves heart valve software developed at Henry Ford

The USDA has approved the use of novel computer software developed at Henry Ford Health System to aid cardiologists performing mitral valve procedures. A pioneer in cardiac imaging, Henry Ford Health System’s Dr. Wang developed the technology in conjunction with Henry Ford Innovations and experts at Belgium-based Materialise, a 3D printing software and solutions company. The software evaluates the patient’s anatomy inside the heart to avoid the risky complication called ‘Left Ventricular Outflow Track’ (LVOT) obstruction, a lethal blockage of blood flow.