Edwards stops small mitral heart valve study

May 19, 2015 4:41 PM

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Edwards Lifesciences Corp on Tuesday said it stopped enrolling patients in a small study of its less-invasive mitral heart valve device due to the formation of blood clots associated with the procedure.

The company, which introduced a catheter-based approach to replacing diseased aortic heart valves in the U.S. market in 2011, is working to adapt the technique for the mitral valve.

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