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Cardiac Dimensions® Receives CE Mark Approval for Enhanced CARILLON® Mitral Contour System™
Date:9/29/2011

ue attributes given its rapid percutaneous deployment and innovative use of natural cardiac structures to reduce mitral annulus dimension. The elegance and ingenuity behind the design allow for customization based on patient anatomy as well as intra-operative assessment to ensure safety. From a clinical perspective, patients have experienced early and sustained improvements that suggest profound utility. I am pleased to hear of the recent CE Mark approval and excited to serve as a TITAN II investigator and further contribute to the clinical experience."

About CARILLON® Mitral Contour System™ Cardiac Dimensions' CARILLON Mitral Contour System combines a proprietary, implantable device with a percutaneous catheter delivery system. The implantable device consists of a proximal anchor and a distal anchor connected by a shaping ribbon. Utilizing the heart's natural structures, the device is intended to reduce mitral annulus dilatation upon deployment, thereby significantly reducing functional mitral regurgitation (FMR). Rapidly delivered via the venous vasculature, CARILLON has the potential to treat most heart failure patients in a minimally invasive fashion. Early clinical data suggest that usage is associated with significant reduction in FMR, and significant improvement in functional capacity and quality of life.

About Functional Mitral RegurgitationMore than 20 million people worldwide have heart failure and most of them also suffer from functional mitral regurgitation (FMR). FMR typically results from the dilation of the left ventricle, which is the main pumping chamber in the heart. As the left ventricle increases in size, the mitral valve also expands. This dimensional increase leads to mitral regurgitation, which significantly reduces the amount of blood flow out of the left ventricle and on to the body and its organs. FMR has been associated with high rates of mortality, reduced functional capacity, poor quality of life and an inc
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