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Investigative study of stent grafting

Surgery to assist those with aneurysms

LA BioMed

Rodney White, M.D., a Principal Investigator, is Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He heads an institute team of physician-scientists who are seeking better ways to prevent aneurysm ruptures and reduce surgical risks to patients.

Dr. White has recently begun surgery in the VALOR trial, an effort to determine the safety and efficacy of the investigational Medtronic Talent Thoracic Stent Graft System. The trial will include patients for whom open surgical repair of thoracic aortic aneurysms or dissections is considered a viable option, as well as patients for whom traditional surgery would be too risky. The Talent Thoracic Stent Graft is an investigational device. This device is limited by law to investigational use only.

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For further information, call Dr. White at 310-222-2704 or e-mail him at rawhite@ucla.edu.

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