BOSTON (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – A new study highlights the success, safety, and effectiveness of a new sutureless aortic valve device in patients with severe symptomatic aortic valve stenosis (AS).

The findings, reported at the annual meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, were based on a prospective, single-arm clinical trial approved under a Food and Drug Administration Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) that aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of a new bovine pericardial sutureless aortic valve in patients with severe AS undergoing aortic valve replacement with or without concomitant procedures. In this video interview , Michael Borger, MD, explains how the study was conducted and what the findings mean for future use of the sutureless aortic valve device.

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