NobleStitch™ EL PFO Closure Performed Live For TVT/ PFO 2018 Congress
Published: Jul 09, 2018
FRANKFURT, Germany, July 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Prof. Dr. Achille Gaspardone, Director of Cardiology at Hospital of Sant' Eugenio (Rome, Italy), and Prof. Dr. Horst Sievert MD, Director and Founder of Cardio Vascular Center (Frankfurt Germany), presented a LIVE PFO Closure to attendees of the Transcatheter Valve Therapies (TVT) Congress in Chicago, IL. The case was transmitted via satellite LIVE from the CVC Center in Frankfurt, Germany. This was the first opportunity for a US audience to be presented a real-time PFO closure using the NobleStitch™ EL.
TVT 2018 is a 3-day symposium gathering physicians worldwide to participate in clinical workshops, panel sessions, innovation sessions and Live Case presentations to exchange the latest in data, research, techniques and treatments for transcatheter aortic and mitral valve therapies. The recent developments in PFO closure have attracted industry wide interest with TVT highlighting an entire program around PFO. Prof. Dr. Achille Gaspardone, the principal investigator and author of the recent publication of Italian study data in the current issue of EuroIntervention, highlights the success of the NSEL for closure. (https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/noblestitch-el-italian-registry-data-published-in-eurointervention-300626377.html).
Prof. Dr. Gaspardone provided his experience as published and his expanded data showing reduced flouro time and contrast used, which he plans to publish at TCT this fall. Prof. Dr. Gaspardone commented during the LIVE case, "This technology is a revolution, the first new technology in PFO closure in 20 years, it's my first choice to treat a PFO because it's safer and leaves nothing in the left heart, I have done more than 200 cases and this is the system I would use for my family members and therefore for any of my patients that are a candidate."
Professor Anthony Nobles, Inventor of the NobleStitch™ EL and Chairman, CEO and Chief Clinical Officer of HeartStitch®, Inc. stated, "We were pleased that Prof. Sievert and Prof. Gaspardone collaborated on this case and chose to present the clinical benefits of the NobleStitch™ at the TVT/ PFO congress. These are two physicians who collectively have more than 300 cases performed."
About PFO Closure
The PFO is formed as a trace of the fetal circulation. When the chambers of a human heart begin to develop, a communication is made between the right and left atria, allowing blood to flow directly from the venous circulation to the arterial circulation, circumventing the non-functioning fetal lungs. Following birth, the pressure differential between the right and left atria changes with newly operational blood flow to the fully functioning lungs. Because of this, the communication eventually closes completely within the first few months.
However, in some patients, the foramen ovale fails to seal and remains "patent." In patients with a Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO), the communication can reopen under elevated atrial pressure, such as coughing, or straining.
A key issue with PFO is that it gives a pathway for blood clots to pass directly to the arterial circulation without being filtered out by the capillary bed of the lungs. A PFO can also let deoxygenated blood and certain chemicals cross over to the arterial side. The presence of a PFO has been linked to a number of clinical issues, mainly strokes, migraines and chronic fatigue. Developments are being made to solidify the link between PFO and strokes or migraines, and to identify patients that would benefit from PFO closure.
About Nobles Medical Technology II
Nobles Medical Technology II, Inc. was founded by Prof. Anthony Nobles with the intent of leveraging its technologies in the PFO, ASD-closure, and cardiovascular-suturing marketplace. The company does business under the name of Nobles Medical II (NMT II). Initial efforts of the company have been focused in Europe on the innovative suture-based PFO closure system for closing the Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO), a tunnel between the right and left atria of the heart.
The NobleStitch™ is approved for PFO Closure and Cardiovascular suturing in the European Union.
The NobleStitch™ EL is FDA cleared for Vascular and Cardiovascular suturing in the United States. Further information including warnings and precautions can be found in the instructions for use.
NobleStitch™ EL is distributed worldwide by HeartStitch®, Inc. (HeartStitch® is a registered trademark of HeartStitch, Inc.).
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