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COVID-19 patient inquiries

Questions Patients Have Asked About COVID-19

During this evolving global situation with COVID-19, we know that you may have questions or concerns about treatment for heart valve disease. Please consult with your doctor or heart team for guidance and current information on your care and treatment. We wish you the best in your health journey.

Can heart valves get infected in the manufacturing process?

There is no impact to Edwards’ product safety from the Coronavirus, COVID-19. In the normal course of its heart valve manufacturing, Edwards Lifesciences’ processing of pericardium tissue uses a highly effective process for Viral Inactivation. The work areas and tools utilized in the manufacturing processes are also cleaned and sanitized. Should it ever be present, coronavirus would be quickly eliminated in Edwards’ tissue processing and sanitization procedures.

Can COVID-19 infect my heart valve after my implant?

There is no evidence COVID-19, which is a respiratory infection, can infect a heart valve after implantation, but please consult with your doctor or heart team for guidance and current information on your care and treatment.

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