VFit technology safety instructions for future intervention

FOR MODEL 11500A SIZES 19–25 MM ONLY.

WARNING: DO NOT PERFORM STAND-ALONE BALLOON AORTIC VALVULOPLASTY PROCEDURES ON THIS VALVE FOR THE SIZES 19 – 25 mm. Although the valve will maintain a stable diameter at implant and during intracardiac conditions, the diameter of this valve will expand if radial force is applied, such as during a balloon aortic valvuloplasty. This may expand the valve causing aortic incompetence, coronary embolism or annular rupture.

VFit technology incorporates two novel features designed for potential future valve-in-valve (ViV) procedures:*
  • fluoroscopically visible size markers
  • an expansion zone

Fluoroscopic representations of the size markers and the expansion zone are shown below.

 

   

WARNING: SIZE MARKER CORRESPONDS TO THE LABELED VALVE SIZE OF THE INSPIRIS VALVE AND IS NOT A REPLACEMENT FOR CURRENT SIZE IDENTIFICATION TECHNIQUES RECOMMENDED FOR USE IN TRANSCATHETER PROCEDURES.

The expansion zone is activated by applied radial force. Click video below to view the band expansion.

WARNING: Valve-in-Valve procedures in an INSPIRIS valve should be performed according to the combinations in the SAPIEN XT IFU. Other combinations have not been evaluated and may result in the embolization of transcatheter devices anchored within or result in annular rupture.

Refer to device instructions for use for full prescribing and safety information.

*These features have not been observed in clinical studies to establish the safety and effectiveness of the model 11500A for use in valve-in-valve procedures.

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