The Live Equine Heart: A First Look (video incl)

On July 9, a human interventional cardiologist and an equine veterinarian in Lexington, Ky., successfully completed the first step of a landmark procedure to repair a heart problem in a 5-month-old Thoroughbred foal called a ventricular septal defect (VSD). At best, the problem could cost the colt his athletic career if not corrected. At worst, it could cost him his life.

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