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Scripps Cardiologist Implants Innovative Stroke Prevention Device

First on the West Coast following FDA approval

Matthew Price, MD, in an operation room setting after implanting an innovative stroke prevention device.

First on the West Coast following FDA approval

Scripps Clinic interventional cardiologist Matthew Price, MD, recently became the first physician on the West Coast to implant the Amplatzer PFO Occluder following the device's approval by the Food and Drug Administration.


The device reduces stroke risk by closing a small hole in the heart.


Read the Patch article: Scripps Health Patient Becomes 1st on West Coast to Receive Newly Approved Heart Device

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