TAVR Update: Edwards Delays European Launch Of Sapien 3 Ultra; New Medtronic CoreValve Data
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Edwards Lifesciences plans a "controlled rollout" of its Sapien 3 Ultra transcatheter heart valve replacement in Europe following the CE mark announced Nov. 16. But a patent dispute with Boston Scientific will prevent Edwards from launching it in Germany.
EuroPCR 2018: Real-World TAVR Data Show Consistent Performance With Edwards, Abbott, And Medtronic's Systems
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