The Irvine, Calif.–based cardio devices company said yesterday that it plans to introduce the new Sapien 3 Ultra valve during the event, which runs until tomorrow.
Edwards officials expect the Sapien 3 Ultra to receive CE Mark by the end of the year, with plans for a U.S. introduction in late 2018. For the Ultra, they’ve added a taller skirt to the Sapien 3 design to improve TAVR outcomes, according to the company.
Edwards has incorporated the taller skirt initially with sizes 20, 23 and 26 mm. Along with the taller skirt, there’s the Sapien 3 Ultra delivery system, which introduces an “on balloon” design that does away with the need for valve alignment during the procedure. The delivery system is compatible with the new 14F Axela expandable sheath.