CardiAQ Valve Technologies (CVT) Reports Cardiovascular Medicine Milestone: First-in-Human Nonsurgical Percutaneous Implantation of a Bioprosthetic Mitral Heart Valve  
6/14/2012 10:23:57 AM

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CardiAQ Valve Technologies (CardiAQ), which has developed the world’s first self-conforming and self-anchoring technology for nonsurgical Transcatheter Mitral Valve Implantation (TMVI), today announced that the Company has achieved a cardiovascular medicine milestone: a bioprosthetic mitral heart valve was successfully implanted as a compassionate treatment into an 86-year-old male suffering from severe mitral regurgitation (MR 4+). The breakthrough TMVI procedure was performed on June 12, 2012, at The Heart Centre, Rigshospitalet University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark, by interventional cardiologists Lars Søndergaard, M.D., and Olaf Franzen, M.D., cardiovascular surgeon Susanne Holme, M.D., anesthesiologist Peter Bo Hansen, M.D., and echocardiographer Nikolaj Ihlemann, M.D.