Medtronic CE-marks mechanical heart valve:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Medtronic has CE-marked for sale in Europe its Advantage bileaflet mechanical heart valve as a replacement for diseased or damage valves that no longer efficiently control blood flow between the heart's chambers. The Advantage valve, which employs a patented pyrolytic carbon technology, called Surface Engineering, provides smooth transitional surfaces for gentle, unobstructed blood flow, which is "key" to improved patient outcomes, says the firm. Additionally, the device's low profile design can make it easier to implant, says the firm.