Edwards Lifesciences Offers PORT ACCESS System


June 30, 2009

Edwards' portfolio of PORT ACCESS products for minimally invasive mitral valve repair and replacement includes the proprietary EndoCPB system, including the balloon EndoClamp, vent and coronary sinus catheters, soft tissue retractors, venous and arterial cannulae and reusable instruments. The PORT ACCESS system allows surgeons to perform minimally invasive heart valve operations through small openings, or "ports," in the spaces between the ribs, in order to avoid opening a patient's chest for a sternotomy.