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 Cardiologists  often  think heart is the supreme organ.  As medical  science  advances at a rapid pace we fail  to notice the development  in other  specialities .It is getting more and more difficult  for a  physician  in one field ,  to  understand the  advances  in other  . Often it becomes a  struggle to  decode  non cardiac  case sheets and prescription  filled with latest  generation treatemnt  modalities .

Here is a stunner  at least for  me  !   to find  , artificial  valves  being used   in the human bronchus ,  to regulate the air flow  in patients  with emphysema.

So,  cardiologists be ready  to prescribe  ” lung valves ” for  managing severe cases of cor pulmonale  secondary to emphysema !

 

Reference

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/10/071022120150.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endobronchial_valve

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