Edwards’s Newer, Smaller Heart Valve Lowered Death Risk in Study

March 15, 2015 7:53 PM

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(Bloomberg) -- Edwards Lifesciences Corp.’s newer, thinner heart valve had lower death and stroke rates than the company’s older devices, a study found.

Patients considered high risk who couldn’t have open heart surgery to replace their heart valves had a 2.2 percent risk of dying 30 days after getting Edwards’s new valve, called Sapien 3. That’s compared with a 3.5 percent risk with the current version of Edwards’s valve for sale in the U.S., said ...

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