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  2/4/2014, Adar 4, 5774

First Implant of 'Portico' Heart Valve at Ichilov Hospital


'Portico', the world's most advanced valve treatment for stenosis of the aortic valve, took its maiden voyage today (Tuesday) at the Tel Aviv Medical Center by Dr. Ariel Finkelstein, Director of Cardiac Catheterization,

The 'Portico' valve is a second-generation valve which is implanted via catheterization, allowing better control and maximum accuracy of the transplant. Aortic valve stenosis affects approximately 5% of the 65+ population, and is caused most often from calcification of the valve.