Sorin has announced that the first European implant its Mitroflow Valsalva Conduit device was performed by Roberto di Bartolomeo, chief of the Cardiac Surgery Department at Sant’Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy. A press release reports that system is the only aortic root surgery system with bovine pericardium valve available today. The system consists of a vascular Valsalva conduit to be coupled with Sorin’s Mitroflow aortic pericardial heart valve.
Bartolomeo comments: “With Mitroflow Valsalva Conduit, Sorin offers a very intuitive approach to aortic root surgery procedures. I expect Sorin’s innovative approach will contribute to make aortic root system reconstructions more accurate and procedural times shorter, thus allowing surgeons to set even higher standards of care.”
Introduced in the USA at the end of 2012 following FDA approval, the Mitroflow Valsalva Conduit has recently received CE mark and is now commercially available in Europe.