FDA approves Medtronic's CoreValve for more patients

June 13, 2014 7:43 AM

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FDA approves Medtronic's CoreValve for more patients

Medtronic Inc. said Thursday that its artificial heart valve has won FDA approval for use in more patients, a development that may give it an edge in the nascent market.

The product, called CoreValve, was approved in January for use in patients designated as facing “extreme risk” of death if they underwent open-heart surgery, the standard procedure for valve replacement. Now, doctors can use CoreValve in patients designated at “high risk” of death through surgery, a...

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