Affluent Medical announces the launch of MINERVA First-In-Human clinical study for EPYGON

Epygon is the first transcatheter mitral valve designed to restore the physiological blood flow vortex and treat left ventricle disease, in particular in so-called “functional” patients.

No mitral valve prosthesis currently on the market or in development was designed to restore the vortex.

The unique concept and design of the Epygon valve is expected to achieve high procedural success, restore left ventricle physiological flow, and offer excellent performance in terms of the absence of thrombus formation and LVOT obstruction, while eventually also alleviating left ventricular effort.