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MitraClip(R) Therapy Data Demonstrate Clinical Benefit in High-Risk Patients With Mitral Regurgitation
Date:5/20/2009

decreasing re-hospitalizations for congestive heart failure in this population. With more than 500 MitraClip cases performed worldwide, these findings add to the evidence from the US and Europe that indicates the MitraClip therapy may offer a minimally invasive alternative to reduce chronic volume overload caused by MR, while preserving traditional therapeutic options in selected patients."

About the MitraClip(R) Procedure

Percutaneous mitral repair with Evalve's MitraClip(R) device is performed by physicians in the catheterization laboratory. The heart beats normally during the procedure, and therefore does not require a heart-lung bypass machine. In addition to improving blood flow through the heart, the procedure may also relieve symptoms such as fatigue and shortness of breath that often affect patients with significant MR. After treatment, patients generally recover quickly. The MitraClip(R) device may improve quality of life and may help MR patients avoid or delay surgery, having preserved surgical options (valve repair or replacement) should surgery become necessary.

About Evalve, Inc.

Founded in 1999, Evalve, Inc., headquartered in Menlo Park, Calif., has developed a proprietary system which enables percutaneous repair of cardiac valves. The company's initial products are intended to reduce the risks, trauma and costs associated with current open, arrested heart surgical options. For more information about Evalve, Inc., and for an animated explanation of the procedure using the MitraClip(R) device, visit www.evalveinc.com. Evalve is the first portfolio company from the medical device company incubator, The Foundry (www.thefoundry.com).

The MitraClip(R) system is currently undergoing clinical evaluation in the United States and Canada.
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