Second-generation transapical valves: the Medtronic Engager system.

@article{Sndermann2014SecondgenerationTV,
  title={Second-generation transapical valves: the Medtronic Engager system.},
  author={Simon H. S{\"u}ndermann and David Holzhey and Sabine Bleiziffer and Hendrik Treede and Stephan Jacobs and Volkmar Falk},
  journal={Multimedia manual of cardiothoracic surgery : MMCTS},
  year={2014},
  volume={2014},
  pages={mmu001}
}
The Medtronic Engager aortic valve system is a second-generation transcatheter aortic valve implantation bioprosthesis combined with a delivery system designed for over-the-wire transapical implantation of the valve. The self-expandable stent has control arms to be placed into the native aortic sinuses to achieve correct positioning of the bioprosthesis in a predefined height. The purpose of the lower skirt is to reduce paravalvular leakage. A three-leaflet, bovine pericardium valve is mounted… CONTINUE READING
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