Medical Technology Update: Robotic Mitral Valve Replacement
Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: July 28, 2022
In case you missed it… I just posted a new article and video about robotic mitral valve replacement that is getting a huge response from our patient community.
In the post, Dr. Robert Smith, Chairman of Cardiovascular Surgical Services at Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano, answers several important questions about this new, minimally-invasive treatment available now at select cardiac centers.
So you know, the use of robots for mitral valve repair originally received FDA approval in 2002.
However, the use of robots for mitral valve replacement is relatively new thanks to fantastic enhancements in heart valve replacement devices including the Epic Plus valve. In addition, the Epic Plus valve offers patients several innovations specific to valve-in-valve procedures and enhanced durability that you can learn about at this link.
Keep on tickin!