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New Data Demonstrates Abbott's Investigational MitraClip(R) System Has Potential to be a Valuable Treatment Option for Patients With Mitral Regurgitation, the Most Common Heart Valve Condition
Date:3/14/2010

ely 80 percent of patients with MR continue to be affected by the chronic volume overload caused by MR, which requires the heart to work harder, and may ultimately lead to heart failure and other complications.

About the MitraClip Technology and Procedure

Abbott's proprietary MitraClip system is used for catheter-based mitral valve repair in patients suffering from the effects of mitral regurgitation. Mitral valve repair with the MitraClip system 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. After treatment, patients have been observed to recover quickly. The MitraClip system is intended to provide another treatment option in the existing continuum of care, including medical management and open, arrested heart surgical options. The MitraClip device may help MR patients avoid or delay surgery.

About Abbott Vascular

Abbott Vascular is a global leader in cardiac and vascular care with market-leading products and an industry-leading pipeline. Abbott Vascular offers a comprehensive cardiac and vascular
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