Chest Wall and Sternal Reconstruction

Veronika Meyer Climbs Everest After Heart Valve Surgery

Category: Chest Wall and Sternal reconstruction When Veronika Meyer reached the top of the world at 4 a.m. Wednesday (Nepalese time), she tried to retrieve her camera, tucked near her chest. But her snowsuit zipper had frozen shut, so a fellow climber took some snaps instead. Luckily Veronika Meyer’s mechanical heart valve – made by(…)

Chest Wall and Sternal Reconstruction

The sternum or the breast-bone is an important component of the chest wall. First of all, it sits in front of the heart and protects it from injury. The sternum forms joints with the upper six ribs on both sides and allows them to move up and down, thereby aiding in breathing. The sternum by(…)