innovation with the most advanced tissue engineering technologies. The
PERIMOUNT Magna valve is the best selling tissue valve in the world.
Edwards is also introducing and unveiling several new products at AATS:
-- Edwards is offering new arterial and venous cannulae, which are the
flexible tubes used to establish cardiopulmonary bypass in cardiac
surgery. The new cannulae are designed to reduce trauma, increase
efficiency and provide a variety of cannulation site options that
address today's more challenging surgical approach. Among these are the
FemTrak femoral venous cannula and the OptiSite arterial cannula, which
both have proprietary ultra-thin wall technology to help optimize blood
flow while a patient is on a heart-lung machine.
-- The next-generation of the Carpentier-Edwards Physio annuloplasty ring
will be unveiled. This product addresses the degenerative segment of
mitral valve repair -- the largest segment within the repair market --
and features a ring design that better conforms to the patient's
natural anatomy. The original Carpentier-Edwards Physio ring is the
number-one global repair product and was launched in 1994.
"This year Edwards celebrates 50 years of working closely with the surgical community on the development of our pioneering heart valve repair and replacement products and cardiac surgery tools. We look forward to extending this partnership with surgeons as our industry continues to evolve," said Donald E. Bobo, Jr., Edwards' corporate vice president, heart valve therapy. "We will continue this valuable collaboration with surgeons to help shape the emerging minimally-invasive surgery practice and develop transformational therapies for patients. The new Edwards products featured at AATS will also support this goal."
Representatives from Edwards will be in
|SOURCE Edwards Lifesciences Corporation|
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