Medtronic has released CoreValve Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement System outcomes data. CoreValve patients showed an exceptionally low rate of all-cause mortality (5.2 percent) and all stroke (2.6 percent) at 30 days, consistent with pivotal trial results (6.9 percent all-cause mortality and 5 percent all stroke).

“It is reassuring to see that the profound clinical results in the U.S. CoreValve Pivotal studies were replicated among patients at high or extreme surgical risk in a ‘real-world’ clinical setting,” said Jeffrey J. Popma, M.D., director of Interventional Cardiology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston.