AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Privately held On-X® Life Technologies Inc. (On-X LTI) announced today that it will launch its Chord-X™ Mitral Valve Chordal Repair System at the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Diego, California January 24-27, 2015.
At the STS “Annual Meeting” On-X LTI will display its products at Booth 927. One of the highlights of this scientific meeting will be a company-sponsored symposium on Sunday, January 25, 2015 featuring A. Marc Gillinov, MD, The Cleveland Clinic: “New Technology to Simplify Mitral Chordal Replacement” and James S. Gammie, MD, University of Maryland: “Chordal Replacement versus Resection.” The symposium will be at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina in Marina Ballroom Salon G, 3rd Level South Tower from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
Mitral valve repair is ideal for many patients and has gained general acceptance among heart surgeons in the US and around the world. Approximately 60,000 procedures are performed annually in the US. The procedure has been generally performed with the aid of an annuloplasty ring. In recent years some surgeons use ePTFE suture to create artificial chords, a subvalvular structure of the mitral valve. Data suggest that repair of the valve annulus in combination with chordal repair is ideal for many patients.
Chord-X™ Mitral Valve Chordal Repair System includes:
- Chord-X™ Chordal Sizer allowing accurate measurement of artificial chord length
- Chord-X™ Pre-Measured Loops designed to save OR time and standardize artificial chord replacement
- Chord-X™ Adjustable Suture System for surgeons who prefer to adjust and customize chordal loop length
The On-X LTI system for mitral valve chordal repair is produced with On-X LTI's proprietary ePTFE suture and will provide surgeons new tools to help simplify the procedure. On-X LTI's CEO Clyde Baker notes, "We are pleased to provide surgeons with innovative tools designed to help make mitral valve chordal replacement more reproducible and save OR time. We are appreciative of the excellent team of surgeons who have helped design this product and for our excellent product development team which produced this innovation."
On-X Life Technologies (On-X LTI) offers a range of cardiac products designed to dramatically improve the quality of life of patients including mechanical heart valves for aortic and mitral valve replacements, Chord-X™ Mitral Valve Chordal Repair System, Chord-X™ ePTFE Suture for chordal replacement and CarbonAid™ and CarbonMini ™ to prevent air embolism during open-heart surgery. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, On-X LTI is a privately held company. For more information: www.onxlti.com.
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