INDICATIONS, SAFETY, AND WARNINGS Medtronic Open Pivot™ Mechanical Heart Valves

Indications for Use

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.

Warnings/Precautions/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.


Federal law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician or properly licensed practitioner. Refer to the Instructions For Use packaged with each valve for a complete listing of warnings and precautions.

Contact Information

LifeLine CardioVascular Technical Support


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