Northwestern Memorial Hospital Surgeon First in Illinois to Repair Aortic Valve with Novel Ring
HAART 300 Aortic Annuloplasty Device Duplicates the Heart’s Anatomy
Article provided by Northwestern Medicine on March 29, 2018 from Chicago, IL by PRNewswire. This page provides some excerpts from the article.
“… ‘Repairing a valve is always better than replacing a valve, and until now we have never had an aortic annuloplasty device for repair,’ said Dr. Malaisrie, who is also an associate professor of surgery – cardiac surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. ‘There’s a bright future for aortic valve repair, and this device provides another opportunity for us to do so with better and longer-lasting repairs.’ …”
“The HAART 300 is the first aortic annuloplasty device to receive approval from the FDA. Annuloplasty is a procedure to rebuild the frame of a heart valve, called an annulus. Designed to treat aortic regurgitation, the new valve stabilizes while reshaping the aortic annulus, allowing the valve leaflets to properly close, stopping the regurgitation.”
“The device is easily sized and implanted, making valve repair instead of replacement an option for a broader group of patients.”
“‘At Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, our priority is the safest, most effective and most advanced treatments for heart disease,’ said Patrick McCarthy, MD, chief of cardiac surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and executive director of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute. ‘We are pleased to offer this option and look forward to continuing to being a leader in treating valvular heart disease.'”
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BioStable Science & Engineering is a cardiovascular device company focused on developing and commercializing proprietary valve repair technologies that provide an alternative to valve replacement for patients with aortic valve disease. The company’s HAART Aortic Repair Technologies are designed to simplify and standardize aortic valve repair, enabling surgeons to offer the recognized clinical benefits of valve repair to patients undergoing surgical correction of aortic insufficiency or aortic root aneurysm.
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