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Reporter: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN
The Edwards SAPIEN transcatheter heart valve is an investigational device which is placed either through a transfemoral (RetroFlex 3 Transfemoral Delivery System) or transapical (Ascendra Transapical Delivery System) approach. The Edwards SAPIEN valve is being evaluated in the treatment of patients with severe calcific aortic stenosis who are considered to be high-risk for conventional open-heart valve replacement surgery.

Cohort A of the PARTNER (Placement of AoRTic traNscatheterER valves) Trial is designed for patients with severe calcific aortic stenosis who are considered to be high-risk for conventional open-chest valve replacement due to the risk surgery might pose to them. These patients may be eligible to participate in a new, investigational transcatheter valve replacement procedure that is performed without

 http://www.edwards.com/products/investigationaldevices/Pages/SapienTHV.aspx

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Reporter: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN
The Edwards SAPIEN transcatheter heart valve is an investigational device which is placed either through a transfemoral (RetroFlex 3 Transfemoral Delivery System) or transapical (Ascendra Transapical Delivery System) approach. The Edwards SAPIEN valve is being evaluated in the treatment of patients with severe calcific aortic stenosis who are considered to be high-risk for conventional open-heart valve replacement surgery.Cohort A of the PARTNER (Placement of AoRTic traNscatheterER valves) Trial is designed for patients with severe calcific aortic stenosis who are considered to be high-risk for conventional open-chest valve replacement due to the risk surgery might pose to them. These patients may be eligible to participate in a new, investigational transcatheter valve replacement procedure that is performed without

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