The Malta Independent 22 January 2019, Tuesday

New cardiology intervention introduced at Mater Dei Hospital

Saturday, 2 December 2017, 13:50 Last update: about 2 years ago

A new cardiology intervention has been introduced at Mater Dei Hospital, with the insertion of a clip to correct mitral heart valve issues, Health Minister Chris Fearne said.

Two such operations have been held so far, and another two are planned for later this month, Fearne said when visiting the medical team, led by cardiologist Robert Xuereb.

Each intervention costs around €70,000, with each clip costing €25,000.

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One of the patients who underwent this type of surgery, Joseph Farrugia, said that his life has changed since the intervention. “I used to stop three times while climbing up the stairs, now I do it in one go,” he said.

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