Abbott's First-In-Class MitraClip(R) ...

Abbott's First-In-Class MitraClip(R) Device Now Available for U.S. Patients

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Henderson, NV

#1 Oct 26, 2013
Treatment with Minimally Invasive Device Can Improve Quality of Life for Patients with Debilitating Mitral Valve Disease Who Are at Prohibitive Surgical Risk

Abbott Park, Ill — Oct. 25, 2013 (CRWE Press Release)– Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced that its first-in-class, catheter-based MitraClip® therapy has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and will launch immediately in the United States, providing physicians with a breakthrough treatment option for patients suffering from mitral regurgitation (MR). The MitraClip device has been approved for patients with significant symptomatic degenerative MR who are at prohibitive risk for mitral valve surgery. Degenerative MR is a type of MR caused by an anatomic defect of the mitral valve of the heart. Prohibitive risk is determined by the clinical judgment of a heart team due to the presence of one or more documented surgical risk factors.

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