In Brief: Medtronic Freestyle
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
Medtronic Freestyle: Firm introduces stentless porcine heart valve in Europe at a price of $3,800 to $4,400. The "versatile" aortic root prosthesis is treated with alpha-aminooleic acid which can help "significantly reduce the natural calcification process" and enhance the valve's durability, Medtronic says. The device's design also allows it to be "readily shaped and adapted by the surgeon for each patient." U.S. clinicals of the Freestyle are ongoing...
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