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How Good Samaritan Hospital's new operating room opens surgical possibilities

By The Daily Herald  
   June 17, 2019

When doctors choose which way to perform common heart surgeries, they're typically stuck with that route -- largely because of location. Operating rooms where doctors perform minimally invasive procedures, maybe using a catheter inserted in the leg or groin to travel through the blood vessels and access the heart, often don't have the X-ray and ultrasound imaging technology or the anesthesia required to change course and perform a full open-heart surgery if the need arises.

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