St. Jude's Portico heart valve shows positive trial results

11/14/2011 | Clinica (subscription required)

Patients who received St. Jude Medical's Portico device, a transcatheter heart valve made of bovine pericardial tissue for the treatment of severe aortic stenosis, reported no adverse events or death, according to a 10-patient study conducted in Northern Ireland. The results were presented at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics conference in San Francisco.

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