A protective device against embolism
Aortic valve diseases may require surgical replacement of the defective valve. This is often performed through a procedure known as transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), which involves the insertion of a catheter into a blood vessel to reach the heart and fix the valve. However, TAVI carries the risk of releasing embolic particles from the natural aortic valve to the blood flow which can reach the brain or other organs, with debilitating consequences. The key objective of the EU-funded Filterlex project is to prevent such complications and reduce the risk of stroke during catheter-based structural heart procedures. To that end, the project has developed a protective device that is placed on the aorta during the TAVI procedure to capture and remove embolic particles.
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Funding SchemeSME-1 - SME instrument phase 1
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