Edwards Life Sciences SAPIEN Transcatheter Heart Valve  | Used in Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) | Which Medical Device

SAPIEN Transcatheter Heart Valve

Added Dec 16, 2010

Manufactured by Edwards Life Sciences

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The Edwards SAPIEN transcatheter heart valve is an investigational device which is placed either through a transfemoral or transapical approach. The Edwards SAPIEN valve is being evaluated in the treatment of patients with severe calcific aortic stenosis who are considered to be high-risk or non-operable for conventional open-heart valve replacement surgery.

Pubmed literature on the Sapien valve.


Which Medical Device of the Year 2012

Runner-Up: Cardiology

Our nominator said, "A disruptive technology that will change the treatment of aortic valvular disease" 

We say, "Proven to add life to years and years to life.”


Read the full list of Which Medical Device of the Year 2012 winners here


Which Medical Device of the Year 2011

Runner-up: Cardiology (Jointly awarded with the CoreValve device)

"The judges couldn’t decide between these two devices, which have both stood 'the test of time'. The medium term (five years) performance of both valves is sufficiently robust to hope that TAVI may well become the first preferred option in patients with aortic stenosis." - Dr Azfar Zaman, Senior Editor for Cardiology. Read more




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