Liberty’s Falwell undergoes new heart procedure

“Dr. Ben Carson told me about this revolutionary new procedure when he spoke at Liberty University’s medical school graduation back in May,” Jerry Falwell, Jr tells CBN News

Falwell Jr.  recently underwent a rare and new procedure called NobleStitch to repair a hole in his heart. He tells CBN News he’s blessed to be alive.

“The doctor who performed the surgery told me that I was very fortunate I had not had a major stroke,” Falwell says. “He is the only doctor in the United States who does this procedure and people fly from all over the world to get this rare procedure done.”

Dr. James Thompson, the board-certified medical director of Child Cardiology Associates, is the only person in the US who has done the procedure. So far, he’s done less than 150 of them.

The NobleStitch procedure was just recently approved by the FDA and essentially allows doctors to stitch up holes in a patient’s heart. Currently, the other ways to repair holes in the heart require either open-heart surgery or inserting a large metal umbrella structure in the heart.

“They go in through your groin area and close holes in hearts. The procedure is far superior to the old method because they don’t leave any device or plug in the heart.”

http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2018/october/jerry-falwell-jr-blessed-to-be-alive-could-have-had-major-stroke-rare-surgery-repairs-hole-in-his-heart

 

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I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace… VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150 QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.” MON-SAT 6A-10A (& Sunday@5 host) verne@wbfj.fm