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The development of transcatheter heart valves: opportunities and challenges.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19963953     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although the heart valve market is relatively mature, many patients currently indicated for valve repair or replacement are either undiagnosed, not referred for surgery, or are too sick/unwilling to undergo the required surgery (Table I). To address this unmet clinical need, the medical device industry has undertaken the development of transcatheter heart valves (TCV). These devices are tissue heart valves that can be delivered without open heart surgery and are intended to complement the portfolio of current and future surgical valve products. Several companies have developed novel product designs. Some transcatheter valves are currently available for the aortic and pulmonic positions via European CE mark, and are in clinical trials throughout the United States.
Tim Laske; Melissa Denton; Carol Eberhardt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference     Volume:  2009     ISSN:  1557-170X     ISO Abbreviation:  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-07     Completed Date:  2010-04-02     Revised Date:  2014-08-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101243413     Medline TA:  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  163-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Catheterization / instrumentation*,  methods
Heart Valve Prosthesis*
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation / instrumentation*,  methods*
Prosthesis Design

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