Heart Valve Replacement Manufacturers – Who Are They?

By Adam Pick on November 5, 2007

A great topic… Heart Valve Manufacturers.

They design, develop and manufacture the little gizmos that replicate the functioning of our own tissue heart valves.

However, often times, patients know very little about the manufacturers of  mechanical or biological heart valve replacement devices. That said, the question of “Who are the top heart valve manufacturers?” is a great one.

 

Edwards LifeSciences Heart Valve Replacement
Edwards Lifesciences Valve Replacement

 

There are three heart valve manufacturers that are very, very, very reputable in the heart valve replacement market:

  • St. Jude Medical
  • Edwards LifeSciences
  • Medtronic

I have written about each of these heart valve manufacturers in past blogs.  They are each unique in their strategies for developing replacement heart valves.

There are also some newer heart valve manufacturers that are creating different approaches to heart valve replacement using special tissue or catheter-based replacement techniques. Those heart valve manufacturers include:

  • eValve – Purchased by Abbott Laboratories
  • ATS Medical – Purchased by Medtronic
  • On-X
  • CoreValve – Purchased by Medtronic

Keep on tickin!
Adam


Written by Adam Pick
- Patient & Website Founder

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and The Wall Street Journal.

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and The Wall Street Journal.

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