For patients with aortic regurgitation, valve repair is often the preferred option. Valve repair addresses the expansion of the valve and allows for preservation of the healthy leaflets. With valve repair, the base of the valve is reduced to the point where the leaflets close tightly, ensuring blood doesn’t flow back into the heart.
Preserving and repairing the valve provides unique advantages:
- No need for life-long blood thinners (Required with mechanical valve replacements and often pose risks of stroke and other side effects)
- Excellent Durability – Valve repair is known to have excellent durability in comparison to biologic valves
- Fewer valve related complications
- Improved long-term survival 
The HAART devices are the first implants that are specifically designed to simplify aortic valve repair procedures. The system features innovative instrumentation to ensure the valve is sized for the patient’s anatomy and an implant that is designed to restore the 3-dimensional valve shape found in healthy hearts with good leaflet closure.