A new way to heal hearts without open surgery

Worldwide, nearly one out of every hundred children is born with a congenital heart disease, which can vary from defective vessels and leaky valves, to holes in the heart. To close the hole, major surgery used to be the only solution.”

Bolivian-German pediatric cardiologist and inventor Dr. Franz Freudenthal has developed a better non-invasive surgery-free alternative to close these life-threatening cavities. His team creates and produces sophisticated devices born from traditional Bolivian loom weaving technique.

The device is aimed at improving the lives of patients around the world, especially children that will carry this device inside their heart for the rest of their lives.

“The most complex problems in our time,” Dr. Freudenthal says, “can be solved with simple techniques, if we are able to dream.”