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50th anniversary of Dr. Starr's first successful artificial mitral valve implant

Fifty years ago today, Dr. Albert Starr and colleagues performed the world's first successful valve replacement at the University of Oregon Medical School, now Oregon Health & Science University. The achievement stands as one of the most important turning points in the history of heart surgery. The Oregonian reports on the anniversary of this landmark surgery, by profiling both Dr. Starr and one of his early patients.

Click here to read the article at The Oregonian

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