|New Analyses Reinforce Hemodynamic Benefits of Medtronic Evolut(TM) TAVR Platform in Intermediate Risk Aortic Stenosis Patients|
Presented at TCT, Evolut TAVR Platform Showcases Positive Clinical Outcomes in Patients Wanting to Return to More Active Lives
DUBLIN and DENVER - October 31, 2017 - Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) today presented new clinical research to support the positive clinical performance of the Evolut(TM) Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Platform in intermediate-risk, severe, symptomatic, aortic stenosis patients. Outcomes from the Surgical Replacement and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (SURTAVI) Trial and the Evolut R FORWARD "real-world" study were presented today at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) Annual Meeting, reinforcing the valve's strong performance in healthier, more active patients.
New Insights from SURTAVI
"With its supra-annular and self-expanding design, the Evolut TAVR platform is well-suited to deliver excellent valve performance for intermediate risk patients who are often considered to be more active than high- or extreme-risk patients," said Nicolas M. Van Mieghem, M.D., director of interventional cardiology at Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and presenter of the SURTAVI one-year data at the meeting. "As new clinical data are gathered for this patient population, we continue to see the exceptional clinical benefits this self-expanding valve provides as a minimally-invasive treatment alternative to surgery."
Additionally, a sub-analysis from the SURTAVI trial where patients were stratified based on their STS Predicted Risk of Mortality (PROM) showed that TAVR patients demonstrated a significantly lower rate of all-cause mortality or disabling stroke at one year (1.5 percent vs. 6.5 percent; p=0.04) in the category of patients with STS-PROM < 3 percent. Patients treated with TAVR also showed mortality improvements across risk categories at one year whereas surgical mortality rates were similar across all STS score categories.
Evolut R FORWARD Study
"As we continue to build our growing body of evidence to support the Evolut TAVR platform in intermediate risk patients, the SURTAVI and FORWARD clinical programs further support our efforts to expand TAVR access to a broader patient population," said Pieter Kappetein, M.D., vice president, medical affairs for Structural Heart business, which is part of the Cardiac and Vascular Group at Medtronic. "We look forward to working with heart teams around the globe to continue our commitment to evaluating TAVR performance in healthier patients."
The CoreValve Evolut TAVR platform consists of the CoreValve, CoreValve Evolut R and the Evolut PRO systems, which are available for use in the United States and Europe for severe aortic stenosis patients at an intermediate surgical risk or greater.
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