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Tendyne device shows promise for mitral annular calcification

Key clinical point: Transcatheter device offers potential in patients at prohibitive surgical risk.

Major finding: Mitral regurgitation was eliminated and quality of life scores greatly improved at 6 months’ follow-up in a feasibility study of the transcatheter Tendyne device for treatment of severe mitral annular calcification.

Study details: This was a feasibility study of the Tendyne transcatheter mitral valve device in 11 patients with severe mitral annular calcification at prohibitive surgical risk.

Disclosures: The presenter reported receiving research grants from and serving as a consultant to Abbott, the feasibility study sponsor, and other medical device companies.


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