Medical Devices

Hybrid OR at Via Christi Offers New Opportunities

Each year, about 5 million people are diagnosed with heart valve disease. Of those, about 1.5 million have aortic stenosis — an obstruction or narrowing of the aortic valve. This is often caused by the buildup of calcium deposits on the leaflets of the valve.


Developing Peritoneal Dialysis in Kansas

Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is a dialysis modality available as a renal replacement therapy for patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). As such, it antedates hemodialysis, as the first report of a peritoneal dialysis dates back to 1923.