Surgical Valve Repair Heart Valve Therapies
Annuloplasty is used to restore to a more optimal orifice area and shape, provide support, and prevent further annular dilatation. Various techniques are used in mitral reconstruction. Developed in collaboration with experienced valve repair surgeons, our extensive portfolio of rigid, semi-rigid and flexible repair products gives you an opportunity to select a ring or band for each unique patient need.
Current techniques and strategies for correction of cardiac anomalies of the RVOT include surgical repair and/or replacement of the pulmonary valve. These techniques include surgical implantation of bioprosthetic conduits or valves, or replacement via transcatheter technologies. A bioprosthetic conduit can consist of woven polyester tubes as supportive housing for glutaraldehyde-fixed porcine or bovine jugular vein valves. Other surgeons prefer to implant a non-valved conduit or homograft, or to perform a valvuloplasty, thereby establishing a connection between systemic arteries and the pulmonary artery.
Streamline leads integrate more than 50 years of scientific and technological expertise from Medtronic, a world leader in pacing. Designed for temporary pacing and sensing after cardiac surgery, Streamline leads are available in either bipolar or unipolar configurations for ventricular or atrial applications in adult or pediatric populations.
Most Streamline temporary pacing leads feature a sutureless fixation coil, which minimizes tissue trauma during lead insertion and removal. Our discrete electrode technology provides consistent and reliable sensing and pacing.