The first Russian prosthetic mitral valve installed through a catheter, has been created in Siberia
Scientists at the Meshalkin National Medical Research Centre (Meshalkin Clinic) have developed the first Russian prosthetic mitral cardiac valve for transcatheter implantation, which is suitable for elderly people. The scientists are currently completing pre-clinical trials, the press service of the clinic informed.
The valve’s frame is made of nickel and titanium alloy, the flaps — out of the pericardium of a heart of a calf. The valve is to be inserted through the apex of the heart or the left atrium, without the need to stop the heart, after which it opens inside the heart.
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