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CoreValve: A Surgeon Moves Heart Valves to the Cath Lab

Executive Summary

Heart valve replacement and repair has long been the exclusive province of surgeons. The percutaneous heart valve sector, including both aortic and mitral, has been among the hottest device areas for investors and entrepreneurs over the past few years. CoreValve was founded b a surgeon who is using his understanding of valve anatomy to develop a percutaneous aortic valve replacement (PAVR) device that can be used by interventional cardiologists.

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