On-X® Life Technologies to Launch Chord-X™ Mitral Valve Chordal Repair System

Pre-measured chordal loops and adjustable suture system simplify artificial chord replacement during mitral valve repair

AUSTIN, Texas--()--Privately held On-X® Life Technologies Inc. (On-X LTI) announced today that it will launch its Chord-X™ Mitral Valve Chordal Repair System.

The On-X LTI Chord-X™ Mitral Valve Chordal Repair System used during Mitral Valve repair is produced with On-X LTI's proprietary ePTFE suture and has been designed to provide surgeons new tools to help simplify the procedure. The Chord-X™ System includes Chord-X™ Chordal Sizer, Chord-X™ Pre-Measured Loops and Chord-X™ Adjustable Suture System.

A. Marc Gillinov, MD, The Cleveland Clinic, who has been instrumental in the development of the Chord-X™ Mitral Valve Chordal Repair System recently, stated "The Chord-X™ technology helps simplify and standardize chordal replacement during mitral valve repair. This assists in reducing OR time for the patient."

The Chord-X system was previewed at the American Association of Thoracic Surgeons (AATS) annual meeting in Seattle, Washington and also at the AATS Mitral Conclave Meeting in New York, NY during April, 2015. Excitement for the product was keen among the cardiac surgeons in attendance.

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."

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.

The 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

About On-X® Life Technologies (On-X LTI)

On-X Life Technologies (On-X LTI) offers a range of cardiac products designed to dramatically improve the quality of life for patients: including On-X aortic mechanical heart valve with FDA approved lowered INR of 1.5-2.0, On-X mechanical mitral valves, 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.

On-X, Chord-X are registered trademarks of On-X Life Technologies Inc.

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Contacts

On-X Life Technologies Inc.
Clyde Baker, 512-339-8000 ext. 269
cbaker@onxlti.com

Release Summary

On-X® Life Technologies to Launch Chord-X™ Mitral Valve Chordal Repair System

Contacts

On-X Life Technologies Inc.
Clyde Baker, 512-339-8000 ext. 269
cbaker@onxlti.com