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GAITHERSBURG, Maryland (Reuters) – An artificial heart valve from Edwards Lifesciences Corp that can be inserted without cracking open the chest for surgery won the support of U.S. advisers on Wednesday for use in a wider group of patients.
Edwards LifeSciences Corp’s less-invasive replacement heart valve alleviates symptoms such as fatigue and breathlessness better than standard medical therapy, data released on Monday show.
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Drug and medical device maker Abbott Laboratories said Tuesday an analysis of data from a study of its MitraClip system showed the heart valve clips to be safer than surgery.
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Abbott: Study illustrates safety of MitraClip