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New gadget fixes heart-valve back-up

Jun 16, 2010 1:00:00 AM - chicagotribune.com
Lines are forming for experimental, less-invasive procedure

When Mary Ann Bernal's fatigue and shortness of breath were diagnosed as a leaky mitral valve in her heart, the Niles woman volunteered for a trial at NorthShore Evanston Hospital of a new, less invasive way to treat the debilitating and sometimes fatal condition.