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FDA, EU approve Medtronic's pericardial aortic surgical valve

The FDA approved Medtronic's Avalus pericardial aortic surgical valve, which is indicated for treating aortic-valve disease. The MRI-safe valve, with an interior-mounted leaflet and frame for improved durability and a supra-annular design to reduce blood regurgitation through the center of the device, has also been granted CE mark approval by European regulators.

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