The unique bileaflet valve design of the Medtronic Open Pivot mechanical heart valves eliminates recesses or cavities where a potential thrombus may form.Download Product Brochure
Continuous passive washing provides for gentle treatment of blood cells and low levels
In-vivo studies demonstrates improved hemodynamic performance following device implant.6-8
Solid pyrolytic carbon orifice and strengthening band provides for thin yet strong orifice and large geometric orifice areas (GOAs).6,9
Single-plane orifice facilitates valve seating and implant regardless of suture technique.
Open Pivot valves are remarkably quiet.7,10
The Open Pivot AP360 provides these additional features:
The Open Pivot Standard aortic valve provides these additional features:
The Open Pivot Standard mitral valve provides these additional features:
A variety of accessories are available to quickly and easily select the optimal valve type, appropriate valve size, and ideal placement for valve positioning.
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