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Pioneers in Cardiac Surgery With John McKenna

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Harling L, McKenna J. Pioneers in Cardiac Surgery With John McKenna. December 2018. doi:10.25373/ctsnet.7416443.

Leanne Harling of Imperial College in London, UK, interviews John McKenna of Edinburgh, UK, about his experience in the device industry side of cardiothoracic surgery. They discuss the development of replacement heart valves and current challenges that face the development of technology, both generally and in the UK. Mr McKenna emphasizes the importance of collaboration between engineers and surgeons and the continuing need for innovation even where there is little commercial gain.


John McKenna is a nonexecutive board member and advisor to various medical device companies.

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