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First Patients Treated in Italy With the Percutaneous MitraClip(R) System
Date:10/21/2008

Use of the MitraClip System Expands in the European Union

MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Evalve, Inc., the leader in the development of devices for the percutaneous repair of cardiac valves, announced today that the first two patients in Italy have been treated with the MitraClip(R) system at Ferrarotto Hospital in Catania, Italy. The MitraClip system is the first commercially available medical device which provides a non-surgical mitral valve repair option for patients suffering from the effects of mitral regurgitation (MR).

MR is the second most common type of heart valve insufficiency in Europe, and the most common in the United States, affecting millions of people worldwide. Both in Europe and the United States, the vast majority of patients are untreated, which leaves their hearts affected by the chronic volume overload caused by MR, requiring the heart to work harder, and ultimately leading to heart failure.

The first patients in Italy were treated by the team led by Corrado Tamburino, M.D., Gian Paolo Ussia, M.D., Salvatore Scandura, M.D., and Sarah Mangiafico, M.D. at the University of Catania in Sicily, Italy.

"The MitraClip is a new option for high risk patients as well as patients who are not willing to undergo the standard surgical treatment for mitral insufficiency," said Prof. Corrado Tamburino, chair of cardiology, cardiology department, cardiac catheterization and interventional cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Sicily. "I hope that this technique will be broadly adopted to treat suitable patients requiring a correction of mitral regurgitation."

"The procedural efficacy of the MitraClip system is enhanced by the ability to reposition the clip to achieve an optimum result," said Gian Paolo Ussia, M.D., director of the interventional structural and congenital heart disease program, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Sicily. "I believe this technique can be safely
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