News | Heart Valve Technology | April 20, 2017

Alabama Medical Center First in Southeast to Offer CoreValve Evolut Pro TAVR Device

Technology includes self-expanding implant with advanced sealing for treatment of severe aortic stenosis

Alabama Medical Center First in Southeast to Offer CoreValve Evolut Pro TAVR Device

April 20, 2017 — The Structural Heart Program at Princeton Baptist Medical Center, (Birmingham, Ala.) recently became the first center in the Southeast to implant the newly U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved CoreValve Evolut Pro.

The transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) device is indicated for the treatment of severe aortic stenosis for symptomatic patients who are at high or extreme risk for open-heart surgery. Recently unveiled clinical data showed high survival, low rates of stroke, minimal paravalvular leak (PVL) and excellent hemodynamics for the self-expanding valve.

Aortic stenosis is a common and serious condition that occurs when the heart’s aortic valve narrows, restricting blood flow from the heart to the aorta, which can severely weaken the heart muscle. If left untreated, it can lead to heart failure and even death. Mustafa Ahmed, M.D., director of the Structural Heart Disease Program at Princeton Baptist Medical Center, Clifton Lewis, M.D., cardiac surgeon at Princeton, and their team have performed several hundred cases involving TAVR .   

“One of our strongest areas of expertise is treating patients with aortic stenosis who likely could not undergo open-heart surgery. We have performed several hundred TAVR procedures,” said Ahmed. “As established leaders in the field of cardiac surgery and advancing the field through research and the use of cutting-edge technology, we continue to strive to advance new minimally invasive treatments for our patients and surrounding communities.”

The Evolut Pro device features a unique valve design with an outer wrap that adds surface area contact between the valve and the native aortic annulus to further advance valve sealing performance. The biocompatible porcine pericardial tissue wrap, in addition to other design elements, is incorporated to address the occurrence of blood leaking through the sides of the valve. It is both recapturable and repositionable, so accuracy in placement and control during the procedure is increased.

The Evolut Pro System is delivered through the EnVeo R Delivery Catheter System and is indicated for vessels down to 5.5 mm. The EnVeo R system features an InLine Sheath that makes it the lowest delivery platform currently on the market, according to Medtronic. It also provides a greater opportunity to treat patients with smaller vessels through the preferred transfemoral access route.

For more information: www.medtronic.com

Related Content

AtriCure's AtriClip System Surpasses 100,000 Units Sold Worldwide
News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders| April 25, 2017
AtriCure Inc. announced it has sold more than 100,000 AtriClip Left Atrial Appendage Exclusion System devices worldwide...
Updated AATS Guidelines Help Cardiovascular Surgeons Navigate Challenges of Managing Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation
News | Heart Valve Technology| April 20, 2017
April 20, 2017 — Mitral regurgitation can occur in up to 50 percent of patients with ischemic heart disease and even
PinnacleHealth Initiates Clinical Study of TriGuard Embolic Protection Device
News | Embolic Protection Devices| April 11, 2017
Through a new clinical trial, patients at Harrisburg, Pa.-based PinnacleHealth have access to an investigational device...
Boston Scientific is buying TAVI valve maker Symetis, which has European approval for its Acurate Neo valve

The Symetis Acurate Neo TAVI valve.

News | Heart Valve Technology| April 11, 2017
April 10, 2017 — Boston Scientific recently announced a $435 million cash deal to acquire Symetis SA, a privately-hel
ASE, EACVI, focused update document, aortic stenosis, AS, echocardiography, new classification scheme
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound| April 03, 2017
The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) and the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) have...
Sponsored Content | Videos | Heart Valve Technology| March 24, 2017
Michael Reardon, M.D., professor of cardiothoracic surgery at Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, di
microbleeds, brain bleeds caused by TAVR

An MRI brain scan showing multiple microbleeds in a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) patient from the study.

Feature | Heart Valve Technology| March 23, 2017
March 22, 2017 — A quarter of the patients in a single-center study of 84 patients undergoing transcatheter aortic va
Cardiogard embolic protection system for surgical valve reaplacement

The CardioGard embolic protection system for surgical aortic valve replacement.

Feature | Embolic Protection Devices| March 22, 2017
March 22, 2017 — Two U.S.
Aegis Medical Innovations, Sierra Ligation System, U.S. clinical trial, FDA approval, LAA occluder
Technology | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders| March 22, 2017
Aegis Medical Innovations Inc. announced that it has received Investigational Device Exemption approval from the U.S....
Overlay Init