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.

Clinical Topics: Cardiac Surgery, Congenital Heart Disease and Pediatric Cardiology, Invasive Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention, Cardiac Surgery and CHD and Pediatrics, Congenital Heart Disease, CHD and Pediatrics and Interventions, Interventions and Structural Heart Disease

Keywords: Animals, Cardiac Surgical Procedures, Cattle, Computers, Heart Defects, Congenital, Heart, Artificial, Jugular Veins, Pulmonary Valve, United States, United States Food and Drug Administration

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