NYON, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Edwards Lifesciences today announced it received CE Mark for the MITRIS RESILIA valve, a tissue valve replacement specifically designed for the heart's mitral position. The MITRIS RESILIA valve is made with innovative bovine pericardial tissue technology that reduces calcium build up on the valve. This technology preserves and protects the tissue, allowing the valve to potentially last longer than conventional bioprosthetic valves.*
The MITRIS RESILIA valve has a saddle-shaped sewing cuff that mimics the asymmetric shape of the native mitral valve. The low-profile valve is based on the Edwards PERIMOUNT valve design with a nitinol wireform, which allows it to fold inward during implantation. The MITRIS RESILIA valve is visible under fluoroscopy, which facilitates potential future transcatheter interventions for patients.
Recent data on the RESILIA tissue from the COMMENCE aortic trial reported encouraging results with low rates of structural valve deterioration (99.3% freedom from structural valve deterioration), clinically stable gradients and freedom from reoperation (97.2%) through seven years. Additionally, the COMMENCE mitral trial demonstrated clinically stable hemodynamics and freedom from structural valve deterioration (98,7%) at 5 years.
The RESILIA anti-calcification technology also allows devices to be stored under dry packaging conditions, facilitating ease of use.
“Mitral valve disease is prevalent and patients experience the disease in various ways. For patients who need mitral valve replacement, the advanced MITRIS RESILIA valve, designed to mimic the native valve, is based on a trusted pericardial PERIMOUNT” says Dr. Daniel Pereda Arnau, Head of Section, Cardiac Surgery Department, H. Clínic de Barcelona. “As valve durability is becoming increasingly important, the integrity-preservation technology incorporated in the RESILIA tissue that will potentially allow the valve to last longer, is critical.”
Edwards is dedicated to partnering with clinicians to develop patient-centric innovations for complex surgical structural heart procedures that improve long-term care and outcomes for patients.
“Edwards Lifesciences is committed to addressing the needs of patients with structural heart disease,” says John Barry, Edwards' Senior Vice President Surgical Europe. “Our RESILIA tissue technology is designed for enhanced durability, supporting improved quality of life for patients and relieving the burden on healthcare systems.”
The MITRIS RESILIA valve received FDA approval in 2022 in the United States. The introduction of the MITRIS RESILIA valve into the portfolio demonstrates Edwards’ continuous investment in innovation for the benefits and the quality of life of patients.
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*No clinical data are available that evaluate the long-term impact of RESILIA tissue in patients. Additional clinical data for up to 10 years of follow-up are being collected to monitor the long-term safety and performance of RESILIA tissue.