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First Swiss Patients Treated with the Percutaneous MitraClip(R) System
Date:3/10/2009

Use of the MitraClip(R) System Continues to Expand in the European Union

MENLO PARK, Calif., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Evalve, Inc., the leader in the development of devices for the percutaneous repair of cardiac valves, announced today that the first series of patients have been successfully treated with the MitraClip(R) system at the Cardiocentro Ticino in Lugano, Switzerland. The MitraClip(R) system is the only medical device commercially available in the European Union which provides a non-surgical mitral valve repair option for patients suffering from the effects of functional and degenerative mitral regurgitation (MR).

Mitral regurgitation is the most common type of heart valve insufficiency in Europe and the United States, affecting millions of people worldwide. In the vast majority of patients, the MR is untreated, requiring the heart to work harder and ultimately leading to heart failure.

The first patients in Switzerland were treated by the team led by Prof. T. Moccetti, M.D., assisted by G.B. Pedrazzini, M.D.; E. Pasotti, M.D.; F.F. Faletra, M.D.; and A. Auricchio, M.D., Ph.D.

"Until now, many heart failure patients with associated functional MR had no therapeutic options except medical management when surgery was not possible either because they have already had heart surgery, or presented with important renal insufficiency or lung disease, all of which significantly increase the risk of a second or a third operation," said Prof. Moccetti, Head of Cardiology Division and Medical Director of Cardiocentro Ticino. He added "The MitraClip(R) therapy provides a valuable alternative for these patients."

Professor Auricchio, Director of the Heart Failure Clinic commented: "Heart failure is a devastating disease, significantly more common than cancer and has the same poor life-expectancy. Implantable devices such as cardiac resynchronization therapy have improved the quali
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