Advantages of the Daidalos technology
Unlike other sutureless biological aortic valves, like the Perceval® valve of Sorin, the 3F-Enable® valve of Medtronic, and the Intuity® valve of Edwards the Daidalos sutureless biological mitral valve does not involve stent technology, but makes use of a proprietary Nitinol attachment ring that is fully covered by textiles, has a very low profile, and can be applied with any current unchanged (FDA approved) biological heart valve.
Daidalos sutureless mitral bio-valves are not compressed, nor expanded, nor dilated, and do attach themselves strongly to the anatomical mitral valve annulus, with a low profile, without left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO) or para-valvular leakage. The method proved to be feasible during acute living animal testing.
The Daidalos sutureless biological mitral valve technology is currently the only available technology to implant uncompressed mitral valve prostheses without sutures.
Alternative two-component technology to easily replace degenerated biological valves
Daidalos sutureless biological valves can be implanted as an one-component technique, but also as a two-component technique.
If used as a two-components, the attachment ring functions as a platform to be connected to the valve prosthesis. This two-component feature will allow rapid replacement of degenerated or otherwise failing biological valves.
Daidalos two-component valve technology is unique because it is the only sutureless two-component technology currently available compared to other two-component valves like the VXiVitality Valve® of ValveXChange and the Arbor Valve® of Arbor Surgical Technologies (as licensed to Medtronic). The VXiVitality Valve® makes use of a hand-sewn platform, while the Arbor Valve® makes use of individually positioned small staplers. Daidalos technology is the only two-component technology that is sutureless and an one-shot device.
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