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Freestyle

Aortic Root Bioprosthesis

OVERVIEW

The Freestyle™ bioprosthesis is our most physiologic valve. Every aspect is meant to closely emulate the native aortic valve and offer comparable benefits. It is a great choice for younger, more active patients – and those with challenging anatomies – because of its excellent hemodynamics, durability, and patient outcomes.

INDICATIONS

The Freestyle bioprosthesis is for the replacement of malfunctioning native or prosthetic aortic valves with the option of aortic root replacement.

PRODUCT DETAILS

Natural Performance

Maximal blood flow, excellent durability and outcomes, from a valve designed to mimic nature.

The full root, stentless design of the Freestyle porcine bioprosthesis — based on more than 30 years of Medtronic tissue valve design improvements — can be used for full root, modified subcoronary, and complete subcoronary configurations.

Natural Performance

DURABILITY

Durability

Published clinical experience demonstrates impressive long-term performance in all age groups. Additional factors that may contribute to durability are:

  • Proprietary AOA™ anti-calcification tissue treatment that mitigates calcification and protects the tissue*
  • Physiologic Fixation process that minimizes the stress applied to the leaflets during fixation*

Excellent Clinical Performance

Excellent Clinical Performance

STENTLESS DESIGN

By closely mimicking human physiology, the Freestyle valve offers excellent hemodynamics — just like nature, with laminar flow and low gradients.

MAXIMUM BLOOD FLOW

Max blood flow

The Freestyle valve is hemodynamically superior to stented3 and mechanical4 valves in the aortic position because it’s stentless and has no sewing ring. This means you get:

  • Larger postoperative effective orifice areas (EOA)3
  • Stable, single-digit gradients and EOAs at 10 years2

ADVANCED TISSUE FIXATION

Advanced Tissue Fixation

Our exclusive Physiologic Fixation* process mitigates biomechanical failures and promotes long-term valve durability by:

  • Improved preservation of valve structure and leaflet function, allowing it to function similar to a native valve
  • Allowing leaflets to remain soft and flexible which protects the tissue from cyclic fatigue

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

Freestyle™ Full Root Bioprosthesis

Freestyle Full Root Bioprosthesis

Order
Number
Valve Size
(±0.5 mm)
Outside Diameter
(±0.5 mm-0.0 mm)
Profile Height
(±2 mm)
Inner Cloth Height
(±0.5 mm)
(A) (B) (C)
FR99519 19 19.0 30 3.0
FR99521 21 21.0 32 3.0
FR99523 23 23.0 32 3.0
FR99525 25 25.0 34 3.0
FR99527 27 27.0 34 3.0
FR99529 29 29.0 39 ±3 mm 3.0
Freestyle Obturator Kit: 7990SET
Freestyle Holder Handle: 7639

Prestyled Freestyle™ Complete
Subcoronary Bioprosthesis

Prestyled Freestyle Complete

Order
Number
Valve Size
(±0.5 mm)
Outside Diameter
(±0.5 mm-0.0 mm)
(A)
995CS19 19 19.0
995CS21 21 21.0
995CS23 23 23.0
995CS25 25 25.0
995CS27 27 27.0
Freestyle Obturator Kit: 7990SET
Freestyle Holder Handle: 7639

Prestyled Freestyle™ Modified
Subcoronary Bioprosthesis

Prestyled Freestyle Modified

Order
Number
Valve Size
(±0.5 mm)
Outside Diameter
(±0.5 mm-0.0 mm)
(A)
995MS19 19 19.0
995MS21 21 21.0
995MS23 23 23.0
995MS25 25 25.0
995MS27 27 27.0
995MS29 29 29.0

*

 No clinical data is available which evaluates the long-term impact of the Physiologic Fixation process or the impact of AOA treatment in patients. 


References

1

Freestyle Aortic Root Bioprosthesis 15-year Clinical Compendium. ©2016 Medtronic.

2

Freestyle Aortic Root Bioprosthesis 12-year Clinical Compendium. ©2007 Medtronic.

3

de Arenaza D, Lees B, Flather M, et al. Randomized comparison of stentless versus stented valves for aortic stenosis. Circulation 2005;112:2696-2702.

4

Silberman S, Shaheen J, Merin O, et al. Exercise hemodynamics of aortic prostheses: Comparison between stentless bioprostheses and mechanical valves. Ann Thorac Surg 2001;72:1217-21.