First FDA-Approved Magnetic Heartburn Device

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On Monday, April 9, Santiago Horgan, MD, chief of minimally invasive surgery at UC San Diego Health System implanted the new FDA-approved LINX device in a 29-year old patient suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a chronic digestive disease that can lead to severe inflammation, stricture, Barrett's esophagus and esophageal cancer.

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University of California, San Diego Health Sciences (2012, April 9). First FDA-approved magnetic heartburn device. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 11, 2012, from http://www.sciencedaily.comĀ­ /releases/2012/04/120409164205.htm
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