AHA 2019: French Registry Data Favor Edwards’ Sapien TAVR Over Medtronic’s CoreValve
The study’s authors say head-to-head randomized trials of the latest transcatheter aortic valves are urgently needed
Registry data from France shows transcatheter aortic valve replacement patients have better outcomes with Edwards’ Sapien balloon-expandable valves than with Medtronic’s CoreValve self-expanding valves.
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November’s approvals include the US FDA approval of Medtronic’s In.Pact AV paclitaxel-coated balloon, for the treatment of arteriovenous access in patients with end-stage renal disease, and a CE mark that expands the indication for Edwards’ Sapien 3 TAVR device to include patients at low-risk during surgery.
Market Brief: Innovation Will Drive 13% Growth In Global Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair Market by 2023, Outpacing Growth Of TAVR
The transcatheter heart valve management products market will reach $6.7bn by 2023, driven by the rising prevalence of heart disease. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures lead the market, but innovation and rising competition, including from companies in China and India, will fuel double-digit growth in the much smaller mitral valve repair market, dominated by Abbott's MitraClip.