PROFILE 3D™Annuloplasty System
This device is indicated for the reconstruction and/or remodeling of pathological mitral valves. Valvular insufficiency and/or stenosis may be corrected by appropriate repair and annular remodeling.
The Mitral Valve has a Saddle Shape. The mitral annulus is a dynamic, saddle-shaped structure with a maximum height of the saddle in the middle of the annulus’s anterior part and another rise along the posterior leaflet
3-Dimensional Profi le 3D™ Ring “…a saddle-shaped annuloplasty ring may increase mitral valve repair durability by reducing leafl et and chordal strain.
2-Dimensional Rigid Rings When implanted, rigid and semi-rigid devices only restore the annular geometry in two dimensions. The annulus height is obliterated, diminishing leafl et curvature and potentially placing increased stress and subsequent strain on valve repair.
1. Salgo I, Gorman J, Gorman R, et al. Effect of annular shape on leafl et curvature in reducing mitral leaflet stress. Circulation. 2002;106:711-7. Circulation. 2008;117:963-74.
3. Fedak P, McCarthy P, Bonow R. Evolving concepts and technologies in mitral valve repair.