for such a big operation." Mr Mock and 94-year-old Second World War veteran Reginald Leadbeater were the first to have the percutaneous aortic valve replacement
operation, which was pioneered in France in 2002, and were discharged after only a week in hospital.
Sadra claims to be pioneering significant technical and clinical advancements to an aortic valve replacement procedure called 'Percutaneous Aortic Valve Replacement
' (PAVR), during which a valve prosthesis can be positioned in a patient's heart by means of a catheter navigated through the patient's arteries.
Mathew, 2008, Novel stent design for percutaneous aortic valve replacement
, IFMBE Proceedings, Pages 446-448.
pivotal trial for its Cribier-Edwards percutaneous aortic valve replacement
system during the first quarter of 2007.
Percutaneous aortic valve replacement
is still in its infancy--Cleveland Clinic, for example, has performed just 18 of the procedures in the first quarter of 2007--but Dr.