SMT’s TAVR wins CE Mark for aortic stenosis

SMT’s Hydra TAVR is indicated for the treatment of severe aortic stenosis. (Image from SMT)

Sahajanand Medical Technology (SMT) announced today that its Hydra TAVR device has received the CE Mark for the treatment of severe aortic stenosis.

The Hydra aortic valve is a self-expandable, nitinol-based, supra annular aortic system with a mechanism for recapturing the valve during deployment, according to Mumbai, India-based SMT. This property helps in precise placement of the valve and ensures orthotopic deployment, the company added.

The non-flared inflow section of the frame and supra-annular valve leaflet design are intended to ensure better aortic valvular area in smaller annuli and in valve-in-valve settings. The frame has 3 tentacles or antennae for better anchorage and larger cells (10mm) for better access in future coronary interventional procedures. The delivery cable is highly flexible and…

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