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J&J COVID-19 Vaccine and Thrombosis + Medtronic’s Harmony Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Approval – Xtalks Life Science Podcast Ep. 7

J&J COVID-19 Vaccine and Thrombosis + Medtronic’s Harmony Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Approval – Xtalks Life Science Podcast Ep. 7

More cases of blood clots in those vaccinated against COVID-19 — this time in six women who took the J&J shot — has US regulators recommending that vaccination efforts be paused. In this episode of the Xtalks Life Science podcast, Ayesha discusses the type of thrombotic events reported in these patients, and the team explores whether the benefits of getting vaccinated outweigh the risks of getting COVID-19, and suffering infection-associated thrombosis.

Also in this episode, Ayesha talks about the approval of the first non-surgical option for patients with severe pulmonary valve regurgitation, a system developed by medical technology veteran Medtronic, called the Harmony Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve. The team debates the ethical and religious considerations of using pig tissue in heart valves.

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Read the full articles here:

First Non-Surgical Heart Valve Wins FDA Approval for Severe Pulmonary Valve Regurgitation

US Regulators Recommend Pause on J&J’s COVID-19 Vaccine, But Just as a Precaution

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