Valves Available in the United States

  • A. Claire Watkins
  • Anuj Gupta
  • Bartley P. Griffith


While many transcatheter valves are in development and under investigation around the world, the most commonly used are the SAPIEN by Edwards Lifesciences (Irvine, CA) and Evolut Pro by Medtronic (Minneapolis, MN). Earlier generations of the SAPIENT 3 are the SAPIENT THV and the SAPIEN XT. Earlier generations of the Evolut valve are the CoreValve and Evolut R. Understanding the features of each valve and delivery system is imperative to competent TAVR practice.


SAPIEN CoreValve Evolut Balloon-expandable Self-expanding 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Claire Watkins
    • 1
  • Anuj Gupta
    • 2
  • Bartley P. Griffith
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Cardiothoracic SurgeryStanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA
  2. 2.Division of CardiologyUniversity of Maryland, School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.Division of Cardiac SurgeryUniversity of Maryland, School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

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