The Simulus® Flexible Annuloplasty System provides flexible support for physiological mitral and tricuspid valve repair.
The Simulus Flexible Annuloplasty Ring and Band are made of flexible, braided polyester, allowing them to mimic natural valve dynamics. The ring and band maintain their shape when used on or off the holder, enabling manipulation in varied approaches and exposures.
The Simulus flexible ring and band feature:
A spoke-ring holder used during implant is made of clear polysulfone for visibility. It features a proprietary one-cut release and a malleable handle to help reach the valve annulus.
Only physicians who have received proper training in valve repair should use this device.
Adverse events can include: thromboembolic events, dehiscence, hemolysis, stenosis, residual incompetence, heart block, endocarditis, systolic anterior motion, left ventricular outflow tract obstruction, anticoagulant-related bleeding or hemorrhage.
For additional information please refer to the Instructions for Use provided with the product or contact your local Medtronic representative.
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