NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – Cardiovalve Ltd., of Or Yehuda, Israel, scored a double hit with the U.S. FDA, winning a breakthrough device designation for its transcatheter tricuspid valve replacement system, as well as approval to conduct an early feasibility study in tricuspid regurgitation (TR).
A recent medical journal article says the terminology used by physicians to denote a fatality in the FDA adverse event reporting system has led to underreporting of fatalities associated with two prominent cardiology devices, a predicament the authors say skews the public understanding of these devices' safety profiles.
Now that the existing inventory of FDA-approved transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) devices has received a green light for patients at low surgical risk, it’s tempting to think this device type has pretty much conquered all that lay before it. That’s not the case, however, as the question of bicuspid valve might be answered in a way that gives Edwards Lifesciences and Medtronic another sizeable patient population for their TAVR offerings. As is widely known, the FDA recently approved two TAVR devices each by Medtronic...