Edwards' device for mitral valve repair safer than sternotomy

07/7/2009 | Clinica (subscription required)

A study found that patients who received Edwards Lifesciences' Port Access system to repair or replace their mitral valve had shorter hospital stays and were less likely to undergo post-operative ventilation compared with those who underwent traditional sternotomy. The system features balloons, coronary sinus catheters and other reusable tools.

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