FDA Panel Gives Tepid Endorsement To Abbott’s MitraClip

The FDA’s Circulatory System Devices advisory panel today gave a tepid endorsement to Abbott Laboratories’ MitraClip device. The panel met to evaluate use of the novel device in patients with significant symptomatic mitral regurgitation (MR) who  have been determined by a cardiac surgeon to be too high risk for open mitral valve surgery and in whom existing…

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