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Early TAVI devices still out at 5 years | MassDevice.com On Call

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 7:29am
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Early generation transcatheter aortic valve implants durable and effective 5 years after treatment, researchers found.

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MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Results from the one of the 1st in-human studies of transcatheter aortic valve implants proved that the devices remained durable and effective 5 years after treatment, researchers found.

The study, which included 111 patient implanted with either Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE:EW) Sapien valve or the Cribier-Edwards valve, was the 1st study of transapical and transarterial TAVI devices in inoperable patients, TheHeart.org reported.

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