For more information, or to find out if you're an appropriate candidate for the ACURATE IDE clinical trial, review the ACURATE neo2™ guide below, and bring it to a scheduled appointment with your heart doctor.
Once the device is placed and the access site is healed, you will not feel the device. If you feel anything abnormal, please contact your study doctor.
Will the valve cause problems with metal detectors or interfere with future X-ray procedures?
No, the device will not set off a metal detector. The device is visible on X-ray but will not hamper the ability to perform future medical imaging procedures. However, you should notify your doctor that you have an artificial valve, especially before you have X-rays, CT scans, or MRI scans.
How often should I see my doctor?
Your study doctor will tell you how often you need to be seen and explain any special symptoms you should look for.
Is the ACURATE neo2™ device sterile?
Yes, the artificial valve is not a live tissue implant. The valve has been processed and sterilized prior to being placed into the body.
Will the ACURATE neo2™ device rust?
No, the device is made from a special medical-grade alloy that will not rust.
Can the ACURATE neo2™ valve crush, bend, or move out of place?