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Stanford Health Care is First in the Western U.S. to Complete Transapical Off-Pump Mitral Valve Repair



Stanford Health Care (SHC) (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics)

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Jack Boyd, MD, is a nationally recognized cardiothoracic surgeon and leading researcher in novel approaches to cardiovascular care at Stanford Health Care. Boyd is the first surgeon in the western United States to use a minimally invasive, off-pump surgical technique to treat degenerative mitral valve regurgitation due to prolapse. 

Stanford Health Care is accepting candidates for the NeoChord DS1000 clinical trial (ReChord), with Boyd as principal investigator. Patients must have moderate or severe degenerative mitral valve regurgitation. Learn more.

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