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VasoStitch Inc.

Access and closure systems for minimally invasive valve replacement and repair

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

Delivering valve devices to a structurally damaged heart through the femoral artery can be a tricky proposition. Cardiologists normally gain access through a large incision and employ balloons to increase the diameter of the aperture. Problems can arise when trying to close the hole at the end of the procedure. New technology from VasoStitch Inc. allows for simpler and safer access and closure of catheter-based interventions for minimally invasive valve replacement and repair. The start-up’s two devices, yet to be branded, are for accessing the heart through the femoral artery (transfemorally) and the chest wall (transapically), respectively


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