As per recent reports, it has been revealed that first ever artificial heart valve has been designed, which requires no major surgery to be done for its implantation. However, it has been reported that US health officials are asking out the developers of the device regarding its safety.
It has been recovered that a meeting is subjected to be held later this week to take into consideration its use and also to discuss its safety concerns.
Previous reports suggest that it was in November last year that Irvine-based Edwards Lifesciences Corp was approved for its first-of-a-kind Sapien heart valve, which can be implanted into the place by threading it in through one of the major body artery.
However, at present the valve has been recommended for use of only those patients, who are very weak to even undergo an open-heart surgery, which had been practiced since decades for implantation of valve.
Latest reports suggest that Food and Drug Administration is considering reviewing its decision and planning to extend the use of this valve even to those patients, who are healthy but face a lot of complications and risk after an open-heart surgery. Most of these patients include those in their 80s, who are affected by even other health problems including diabetes.