FDA Approves Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Melody Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve (TPV), an artificial heart valve made from the jugular vein valve of a cow. The Melody TPV serves as a treatment for a failing pulmonary valve conduit, in order to delay open heart surgery in patients with heart defects.

Read the FDA’s Medical Device Announcement.

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