Sapien XT Valve Cleared by FDA

June 17, 2014 4:21 PM

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Treatment options for patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis continue to expand with the FDA's approval of the second-generation Sapien XT transcatheter heart valve.

The approval on Monday of the device made by Edwards Lifesciences applies both to patients who are too sick to undergo surgical replacement of the aortic valve, and to those who are eligible for but at high risk from surgery.

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