EuroPCR 2018: Abbott's Tendyne Mitral Valve Shows Early Promise
Early data from Abbott's CE mark study of its mitral valve replacement technology Tendyne shows the device's potential in reducing mitral regurgitation in severe mitral regurgitation patients.
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Tendyne is indicated for the treatment of significant mitral regurgitation in patients who are not candidates for surgery. It complements Abbott’s MitraClip mitral valve repair device and is an important part of the company’s strategy to be the leading structural heart device company.
Reported sales and earnings from the publicly traded cardiovascular device companies show strong performance across the sector, spurred by new approvals and clinical trials, in the quarter that ended Sept. 30. Here's a recap of results from the cardio device companies that have reported so far, including Abbott, Abiomed, and Reva.