Aesculap launches hydrocephalus valve

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Aesculap recently launched its hydrocephalus valve.

The valve is adjustable gravitational valve that features an integrated fixed pressure differential valve during the most active time of the day, according to the company. The fixed pressure differential valve addresses posture changes.

“We are very pleased to be able to continue to provide healthcare teams with new and innovative solutions,” president Chuck DiNardo said in a news release. “With our strong partnership with Miethke comes an impactful collaborative effort to bring better Hydrocephalus solutions to patients, such as the new valve.”

It is estimated that over one million people in the U.S. live with hydrocephalus, according to the Hydrocephalus Association. Shunt therapy is the golden standard for treating it, but implantations of shunts have had high failure rates, caused mul…

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