Science/Technology

Ground breaking cardiac surgery comes to WNY

Jan 25, 2012

Ground breaking cardiac surgery is being conducted right here in Buffalo.

A team of surgeons at Buffalo General Hospital last week successfully implanted a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in two patients who suffered from aortic stenosis, a disease that affects the valve between the left ventricle of the heart and the aorta, the largest artery in the human body.

Buffalo, NY – Soil problems have been blamed for severe damage to about 200 homes in affluent subdivisions of Amherst. But geology experts and one town official say the problem may be at least partly human interference.

Amherst Town councilmember Bill Kindel says the calls and complaints keep coming. Amherst Town officials are scrambling to answer the concerns now of about two hundred homeowners who say their houses are falling apart. And he says that could mean damages in the millions. But safety may be an even bigger concern.

Buffalo, NY – There was a brief disturbance Monday morning high a top of the Statler Building in downtown Buffalo. The two peregrine falcons, nested at a 17th floor window, watched as human hands snatched up their three chicks.

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