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St. Jude Medical (STJ -1%) says the first patient implant using its Portico Transcatheter heart...

St. Jude Medical (STJ -1%) says the first patient implant using its Portico Transcatheter heart valve has been made, using a Transapical Delivery System. The Portico Transcatheter heart valve is made of bovine pericardial tissue and is designed to increase physicians' control and placement accuracy during valve deployment. The valve has the ability to be completely re-sheathed and repositioned, which allows the physician to retrieve the valve, if necessary.
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