Jorgen Andersen

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"Before the procedure, I could cycle 800 metres, now I can do 7 or 8 kilometres"

Medical device innovator Henning Andersen worked tirelessly on a new device and procedure called Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation to treat patients with a faulty aorta. Little did he know, his own father, Jorgen, would ultimately benefit from his invention.

For Jorgen and other patients, (TAVI) was his only chance at survival. The procedure, which was approved in Europe in 2007, is an innovative way to implant an artificial aortic valve inside a patient without having to undergo open heart surgery (surgical aortic valve replacement).