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Too sick for open-heart surgery: How a novel device saved a grandfather’s life

Faced with a life-threatening aneurysm in his aortic arch near the heart, James Ibson, 77, thought he was out of options. But a novel device, custom made for him, saved his life. Watch James’ story and read about his procedure at UT Southwestern – just the seventh to be performed in the world.