News | June 03, 2015

Percutaneous Cardiovascular Solutions Granted Key U.S. Patent for Mitral Valve Replacement Device

Patent covers percutaneous valve replacement as well as delivery method and implantation

June 3, 2015 - Percutaneous Cardiovascular Solutions (PCS) announced it had been granted a key patent in the United States covering its percutaneous mitral valve replacement system.

United States of America Patent No. 8979922, entitled "˜Mitral Valve Prosthesis', covers the use of a percutaneous mitral valve replacement system which enables patients with severe mitral regurgitation and failing hearts to have a catheter-based minimally invasive option for valve replacement. The allowed claims include percutaneous replacement of the mitral valve, including sub-valvular fixation, as well as the method of delivery and implantation. Similar patent claims have been granted in other jurisdictions.

According to Elsevier Business Intelligence, significant mitral valve regurgitation occurs in about 2 percent of the population, with approximately 4 million people in the United States with moderate to severe mitral regurgitation. The potential market for percutaneous mitral valve repair or replacement is expected to be at least four times greater than the aortic valve replacement market.

For more information:

Related Content

Gate Bioprosthesis Used in Canada's First Transcatheter Valve Replacement for Tricuspid Regurgitation
News | Heart Valve Technology | February 22, 2018
NaviGate Cardiac Structures Inc. (NCSI)announced that on Feb. 2, 2018, its catheter-guided Gate valved-stent...
Edwards Lifesciences Centera self expanding transcatheter (TAVR) valve has been approved with CE mark for use in Europe.
Feature | Heart Valve Technology | February 15, 2018
February 15, 2018 — Edwards Lifesciences Corp.
Boston Scientific Enters Investment and Acquisition Option Agreement With Millipede
News | Heart Valve Technology | January 24, 2018
Boston Scientific Corp. announced it has closed an investment and entered into an acquisition option agreement with...
Edwards LifeSciences Recalls Sapien 3 Certitude Delivery System
News | Heart Valve Technology | January 11, 2018
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Edwards LifeSciences is recalling its Certitude Delivery...
Videos | Heart Valve Technology | January 04, 2018
Adam Greenbaum, M.D., co-director, Center for Structural Heart Disease, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, explains how hi
Edwards Acquires Harpoon Medical
News | Heart Valve Technology | December 07, 2017
December 7, 2017 — Edwards Lifesciences Corp.
Videos | Heart Valve Technology | November 15, 2017
Ted Feldman, M.D., MSCAI FACC FESC, director of the cardiac cath lab, Evanston Hospital, is the principal investigato
New Analyses Reinforce Hemodynamic Benefits of Evolut TAVR Platform in Intermediate-Risk Aortic Stenosis Patients
News | Heart Valve Technology | November 08, 2017
Medtronic plc recently presented new clinical research to support the positive clinical performance of the Evolut...
Videos | Heart Valve Technology | November 08, 2017
Philippe Genereux, M.D., co-director of the structural heart program at the Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morris
Overlay Init