The Biocor™ valve triple composite design, unique pericardial shield, and FlexFit stent aid durability.
- Triple Composite Design: Three separate porcine leaflets are cross-linked using low pressure fixation and matched to provide symmetrical stress distribution and optimal leaflet coaptation
- Unique Pericardial Shield on Outflow Edge: Helps prevent risk of abrasion by providing tissue to tissue interface
FlexFit Stent–Eases implantation and reduces stress on the leaflets
- Supported by Long-Term Clinical Data: Pre-market approval data include 1,934 patients and nearly 10,000 patient years
In addition to strong durability in the aortic position, the Biocor™ valve maintains durability in the even more challenging mitral position.
Freedom From Reoperation Due to SVD at 20 Years1
Excellent Mid- and Long-Term Durability in Multiple Peer-Reviewed Publications
Actuarial Freedom from Reoperation Due to SVD (Unless Otherwise Noted)
Biocor™ Supra Valve
The supraannular position of the Biocor™ Supra valve provides an optimal stent to annulus ratio, maximizing flow. It’s easy to see the larger diameter of the orifice area afforded by the position of the valve above the annulus.
In-Vivo Effective Orifice Area
PMA Data, One Year Post-Op (Unless Otherwise Noted)
Note: Derived data for Biocor™ Supra valve 19mm, 21mm, 23mm is based on in-vivo Biocor™ valve standard aortic data for 21mm, 23mm and 25mm, respectively.
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