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New ‘Life-Changing’ Heart Therapy Announced at Metro Hospital
DES MOINES, Iowa - Heart patients, who before were told they had no options, now have a very promising one in a new therapy announced Wednesday by Mercy Medical Center and the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. "Being able to offer this lifesaving device to advanced heart failure patients in Central Iowa and across Iowa is a huge win for our state," said William Wikemeyer, M.D., an Iowa Heart Center cardiologist specializing in advanced heart failure. "We can prolong and improve the quality of life of patients who have no other options or are waiting for a transplant."