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Carpentier-Edwards Physio Tricuspid Annuloplasty Ring
Invented by Alain F. Carpentier, MD, PhD

Precise Design. Built-in Confidence.

Confidently restore tricuspid function
  • Designed with Selective Flexibility to help preserve natural annular movement while facilitating remodeling of the tricuspid annulus7
  • 3D waveform shape to restore the tricuspid annulus to a systolic position1
  • Precise design increases the septal segment opening, avoiding the conduction system and sensitive anatomy2

Ease for every implant
The Physio commitment:
  • Backed by the confidence of over 250,000 patient years of experience, the Physio commitment of a remodeling annuloplasty with Selective Flexibility extends the promise of meaningful innovation for both the mitral and tricuspid valves.3-9
1. Carpentier A et al. Carpentier’s Reconstructive Valve Surgery. Saunders Elsevier, MI. 2010.
2. In comparison to the Carpentier-Edwards Classic Tricuspid Ring. Data on file.
3. Data on file.
4. Vohra HA, Whistance RN, Bezuska L, Livesey SA. Initial experience of mitral valve repair using the Carpentier-Edwards Physio II annuloplasty ring. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2010. Nov 22.
5. Accola KD, Scott ML, Thompson PA, Palmer GJ 3rd, Sand ME, Ebra G. Midterm outcomes using the Physio Ring in mitral valve reconstruction: experience in 492 patients. Ann Thorac Surg. 2005 Apr;79(4):1276-83; discussion 1276-83.
6. Fasol R, Lakew F, Wetter S. Mitral repair in patients with a ruptured papillary muscle. Am Heart J. 2000 Mar;139(3):549-54.
7. Carpentier AF, Lessana A, Relland JY, Belli E, Mihaileanu S, Berrebi AJ, Palsky E, Loulmet DF. The “Physio-Ring”: an advanced concept in mitral valve annuloplasty. Ann Thorac Surg. 1995 Nov;60(5):1177-85; discussion 1185-6.
8. Seeburger J, Borger MA, Falk V, Kuntze T, Czesla M, Walther T, Doll N, Mohr FW. Minimally invasive mitral valve repair for MR. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2008 Oct;34(4):760-5.
9. Braun J, van de Veire NR, Klautz RJ, Versteegh MI, Holman ER, Westenberg JJ, Boersma E, Van der Wall EE, Bax JJ, Dion RA. Restrictive mitral annuloplasty cures ischemic mitral regurgitation and heart failure. Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 Feb;85(2):430-6.
For professional use. See instructions for use for full prescribing information, including indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions and adverse event.

Edwards Lifesciences devices placed on the European market meeting the essential requirements referred to in Article 3 of the Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC bear the CE marking of conformity.