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Edwards Voluntarily Recalls Cardioband 'Anchors' Used in Mitral and Tricuspid Repair

from TCTMD

Edwards Lifesciences is recalling the anchor drives used in the Cardioband transcatheter mitral and tricuspid valve repair system due to disengagement of the anchors during and after implantation. In a letter to European physicians, where Cardioband has CE Mark approval for mitral valve repair in patients with functional mitral regurgitation, Edwards states that anchor disengagement following implantation led to "implant dehiscence" requiring reintervention in two patients. more

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