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Medtronic Open Pivot Mechanical Heart Valves

Indications, Safety, and Warnings


The Medtronic Open Pivot™ Heart Valve is indicated for the replacement of diseased, damaged, or malfunctioning native or prosthetic aortic or mitral valves.


The Medtronic Open Pivot Heart Valve is contraindicated in patients unable to tolerate anticoagulation therapy.

Potential Adverse Events

Adverse events potentially associated with the use of prosthetic heart valves include: cardiac arrhythmias, death, leaflet entrapment (impingement), endocarditis, hemolysis, anticoagulant-related hemorrhage, transvalvular or perivalvular leak, prosthesis thrombosis, structural deterioration, valve thromboembolism.

CAUTION: Swedish law restricts this device to be ordered by, and sold to, a physician or medical institution only. Refer to the Instructions For Use packaged with each valve for a complete listing of warnings and precautions.