This Collapsible Heart Valve Can Be Introduced Into The Body Without Open-Heart Surgery

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The Edwards SAPIEN valve is a collapsible aortic heart valve with the ability to be introduced into the body by of a catheter-based delivery system.

This innovative valve is designed to replace a patient’s diseased “native” aortic valve WITHOUT the need for open-heart surgery and most impressively, while the heart continues to beat.

The SAPIEN valve can be implanted in patients using one of two methods:

  1. Transfemoral Technique: delivered via the femoral artery
  2. Transapical Technique: delivered via a small incision between the ribs

Illustrated description of the Edwards SAPIEN valve procedure:

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