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Edwards launchs the sapien 3 ultra resilia valve in the UK with technology to enhance durability

Edwards Lifesciences today announced the UK launch of the SAPIEN 3 Ultra RESILIA valve, the only transcatheter aortic heart valve to incorporate the company’s breakthrough RESILIA tissue technology, designed to extend the valve’s durability.*

Edwards’ SAPIEN 3 Ultra RESILIA valve recently received CE Mark for use in patients with heart disease due to native calcific aortic stenosis at all levels of surgical risk or due to the failure of either a transcatheter or a surgical bioprosthetic valve who are judged to be at high or greater risk for open surgical therapy.

“Today’s patients are living longer, more active lives, with high expectations for their health and quality of life, so lifetime management of heart valve disease, and getting it right first time, is increasingly important,” said Professor Alex Chase, consultant cardiologist at Swansea’s Morriston Hospital. “SAPIEN 3 Ultra RESILIA tissue is specifically designed to extend the durability of the new valve and is therefore a promising development for TAVI patients.”

Edwards RESILIA is a bovine pericardial tissue treated with advanced anti-calcification technology that provides the potential to extend the durability of the SAPIEN 3 Ultra RESILIA valve.*

RESILIA tissue is already used in the world’s leading surgical aortic valve, the Edwards INSPIRIS RESILIA valve. Recent data on the RESILIA tissue from the 7-year COMMENCE Study showed encouraging results with low rates of structural valve deterioration (99.3% freedom from structural valve deterioration), clinically stable gradients and freedom from reoperation (97.2%).

“RESILIA tissue is the result of nearly 20 years of research and development and is a prime example of Edwards’ continued focus on delivering technology that puts patients first.” said Nick Walker, senior country director at Edwards Lifesciences UK and Ireland. “Latest data emphasize the value of RESILIA tissue in the lifetime management of valve disease.‡§ The SAPIEN 3 Ultra RESILIA valve utilizes this technology with the aim of improving quality of life, offering sustainable long-term patient outcomes, and making future treatment options possible.”

In addition to its anti-calcification properties, RESILIA tissue allows the valve to be stored under dry packaging conditions, facilitating ease of use. Today, the SAPIEN 3 Ultra RESILIA valve is the only transcatheter heart valve with dry tissue storage.

At Cardiovascular Research Technologies (CRT) 2024, Dr. Curtiss Stinis presented compelling results from a large, real-world study (10,314 patients), based on TVT Registry data that demonstrated continued excellent outcomes for patients treated with the Edwards SAPIEN valve platform. A study of the SAPIEN 3 Ultra RESILIA valve found lower rates of paravalvular leak (PVL) at 30 days, lower echo-derived gradients and larger effective orifice areas across all valve sizes when compared to the SAPIEN 3 and SAPIEN 3 Ultra valves.


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