First US implants of St Jude's mechanical heart valve:
This article was originally published in Clinica
St Jude has announced the first implants of its SJM Masters rotatable mechanical heart valve in the US. Worldwide, almost 3,000 non-rotatable aortic and mitral versions of the valve have been implanted. Joining St Jude's other SJM Masters series valves, the mitral version can now carry the CE-marking following an audit by the Munich, Germany-based TUV Product Services.