FDA clears St Jude's heart valve products:
This article was originally published in Clinica
St Jude Medical has received 510(k) clearance from the US FDA for its Tailor annuloplasty ring used to repair mitral or tricuspid heart valves, and its Pericardial Patch for great vessel reconstruction and pericardial closure. The annuloplasty ring is flexible, allowing surgeons to cut it to fit patients more accurately. The Pericardial Patch is made of bovine pericardium tissue and uses the company's EnCap anticalcification technology.