If you are enrolled in the ACURATE IDE Clinical Study, you may be implanted with the ACURATE neo2™ Aortic Valve System or the ACURATE Prime™ Aortic Valve System XL based on the size of your native aortic heart valve.
The ACURATE neo2 Valve
The ACURATE neo2 Valve is the current ACURATE Aortic Valve System available in Europe. It received CE mark in April 2020. The first generation ACURATE neo Valve received CE mark in 2014.
ACURATE neo2™ Aortic Valve System
The ACURATE Prime Valve XL
The ACURATE Prime Valve XL is intended for patients with a larger aortic valve. It is similar to the ACURATE neo2 Valve, but designed in a bigger size, "XL".
TAVR patients implanted with the ACURATE Prime Valve XL undergo a similar procedure, follow-up schedule, and assessments as patients who are implanted with the ACURATE neo2 Valve.
ACURATE Prime™ Aortic Valve System XL
Patients included in clinical trials
The ACURATE Aortic Valve Platform
The ACURATE Valve is made up of a stent-like valve frame and animal tissue leaflets. It is placed within the diseased aortic valve to restore proper valve function.
What makes the ACURATE Valve unique?
It is designed to softly expand and adapt to your valve anatomy, fitting right into your native valve. A special seal outside of the valve is designed to minimize the risk of blood leakage outside the valve frame.
The TAVR Procedure with the ACURATE Valve
During the TAVR procedure, your doctor will use special X-ray equipment to guide the positioning and placement of the new valve. For the most common transfemoral valve replacement, your doctor will make a small incision in your artery at the groin and insert a small, hollow tube catheter.
A special balloon is placed within the aortic valve and then inflated to stretch open your narrowed aortic valve. The balloon is then removed.
The artificial valve is compressed onto a catheter that travels through your body to your heart, inside a large artery that leads to your diseased aortic valve.
Your doctor will expand the valve, pushing the impaired parts of the aortic valve out of the way.
The new valve will begin to function immediately and restore blood flow. Once the valve is in place, your doctor will remove the catheter.