Edwards Lifesciences Offers Minimally Invasive Heart Valve
Edwards Lifesciences' Carpentier-Edwards PERIMOUNT Magna Ease aortic valve is designed for easier surgical implantation in the heart. The new valve includes a low profile and smooth commissure posts to ease insertion through small incisions or small aortic roots. It is made of bovine pericardial tissue.
The device was FDA-cleared May 2009.