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Edwards Lifesciences gets USFDA nod to SAPIEN 3 Ultra Transcatheter Heart Valve


Edwards Lifesciences gets USFDA nod to SAPIEN 3 Ultra Transcatheter Heart Valve

The SAPIEN 3 Ultra system builds on Edwards’ decades of engineering and experience in the development of tissue heart valves, and the proven benefits of the Edwards SAPIEN valves.

New Delhi: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, recently announced that the SAPIEN 3 Ultra system has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for transcatheter aortic valve replacement in severe, symptomatic aortic stenosis patients who are determined to be at the intermediate or greater risk of open-heart surgery.

“The advanced SAPIEN 3 Ultra system features enhancements on the valve and a new delivery system to address the needs of both patients and clinicians, building on our best-in-class performance of SAPIEN 3 to further advance and improve patient care,” said Larry L. Wood, Edwards’ corporate vice president, transcatheter heart valves. “We look forward to introducing the SAPIEN 3 Ultra system to U.S. patients.”

The SAPIEN 3 Ultra system builds on Edwards’ decades of engineering and experience in the development of tissue heart valves, and the proven benefits of the Edwards SAPIEN valves.

“The Edwards SAPIEN 3 Ultra system provides meaningful technology improvements that help further optimize the transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedure, adding simplicity and advancing patient care,” said John Webb, M.D., director of interventional cardiology and cardiac catheterization laboratories at St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, and professor of cardiology at the University of British Columbia.

Also Read: FDA widens the use of Edwards devices for heart valve replacement

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Farhat Nasim

Farhat Nasim

Farhat Nasim joined Medical Dialogue as Reporter in 2017. She Covers all the updates in the Pharmaceutical field, Policy, Insurance, Business Healthcare, Medical News, Health News, Pharma News, Healthcare and Investment. She is a graduate of St.Xavier's College Ranchi. She can be contacted at editorial@medicaldialogues.in Contact no. 011-43720751


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