March 22nd, 2012

Edwards Heart Valve Skirts Rib-Cracking for $2.5 Billion

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A half decade after Edwards Lifesciences Corp. (EW) and Medtronic Inc. (MDT) introduced devices in Europe that make heart-valve surgery easier to endure, most U.S. patients are waiting for safety data to clear their use…‘Any time you bring along new technology like this, there is a great need for information on how things are going with the patients,’’ said David Holmes, president of ACC and a professor at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. “The law of unintended consequences continues to raise its head with many different devices and drugs.”

 

 

Bloomberg by Michelle Cortez   3/22/12

Tags: Cardiology, David Holmes, Edwards Lifesciences Corp, heart-valve surgery, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Medtronic Inc., Technology

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