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Latest advances in interventional cardiology for congenital heart disease presented
Date:7/18/2008

l cardiologists from more than 60 countries.

Hijazi is a pioneer in the non surgical repair of congenital heart defects. In addition to being widely published in his area of expertise, he has led groundbreaking national clinical trials of novel transcatheter closure devices for the treatment of ASD, ventricular septal defects, patent ductus ateriosys and patent foramen ovale. As a result of his research, the FDA approved the first ASD closure device for use in children in 2001.

Currently, Hijazi is evaluating percutaneous valve implantation for patients with defective pulmonary valves. In 2005, Hijazi became the first person in the United States to perform this innovative procedure.


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Contact: Kim Waterman
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