Advancing valve design

Built upon the proven SAPIEN platform, the SAPIEN 3 Ultra transcatheter heart valve is designed with your patient's future needs in mind.

Close up of Edwards SAPIEN 3 Ultra valve bovine pericardial leaflet
Valve tissue

Uses same trusted bovine pericardium leaflet and ThermaFix anticalcification process as the Edwards SAPIEN 3 valve.

Close up of Edwards SAPIEN 3 Ultra enhanced geometric frame
geometric frame

Low profile and open cell geometry facilitate coronary access.1

Edwards SAPIEN 3 Ultra valve  with a close up showing the textured fabric of the sealing skirt technology

Textured fabric

Sealing skirt

Features a ~40% taller, textured polyethylene terephthalate (PET) outer skirt.*

*Compared to the Edwards SAPIEN 3 valve

Minimising paravalvular leak2

Important reductions in paravalvular leak (PVL)

Edwards SAPIEN 3 Ultra valve engineered to further reduce PVL

In the TVT Registry in over 1300 procedures:

  • Edwards SAPIEN 3 Ultra valve eliminated severe PVL and produced close to zero levels of moderate PVL3
  • Consistently low levels of mild PVL across the studies2-6

Moderate and severe PVL are independent predictors of 5-year all-cause mortality in multivariable analysis.7

Consistently low paravalvular leak rates at discharge3*

Bar chart showing Edwards SAPIEN 3 Ultra valves  paravalvular leak rates at discharge

Single digit new permanent pacemaker rates

Low rates of new permanent pacemaker implantation (PPI) achieved with a high valve positioning strategy8

  • New PPI is an independent predictor of mortality at 1 year9

Single digit new PPI rates at 30 days (including baseline)*

Bar chart showing Edwards SAPIEN 3 Ultra valve permanent pacemaker rates

Today's transcatheter heart valve (THV) solution designed for lifetime patient management

Edwards SAPIEN 3 transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is indicated for use in aortic and mitral redo procedures (including THV-in-THV)*

A lifesaving reintervention when TAVI is a preferred treatment option.

*For patients at high or greater surgical risk

Illustration showing Edwards SAPIEN 3 valve-in-valve implantation

Designed for future coronary access

Low profile frame design and open geometry facilitates future coronary access.1

Registry data from SOURCE 3 showed 100% successful coronary access (n=61) post-TAVI.10

SAPIEN 3 Ultra valve coronary access
Male doctor working at his desktop computer

Edwards SAPIEN 3 Ultra valve Instructions for Use

See the Operator's Manual for all Edwards Lifesciences products.

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The Edwards COMMANDER delivery system

Designed to streamline the TAVI procedure and reduce complications with an ultra-low delivery profile, optimal positioning control and predictable deployment.

For predictable, proven results

Features of the Edwards COMMANDER delivery system:

  • Stable, precise deployment delivering 99% first-time accuracy11
  • Low delivery profile
  • Dual articulation for coaxiality
  • Optimal positioning control

†The PARTNER II Trial intermediate-risk cohort 30-day unadjusted clinical event rates for TAVI with the Edwards SAPIEN 3 valve, as-treated population (n=1078).11

Close up of Edwards Commander delivery system

3D Sizing and Delivery System Guide

Edwards SAPIEN 3 Ultra valve is available in 3 sizes for maximum flexibility and optimal fitting.

Edwards SAPIEN 3 valve is also available in a 29mm size for larger annular diameters.

Edwards SAPIEN 3 Ultra valve sizing chart

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1. Yudi MB, et al. Coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention after transcatheter aortic valve replacement. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018;71(12):1360-1378.
2. Webb, J. A prospective multicenter study of the SAPIEN 3 Ultra system in intermediate-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis. Presented at PCR London Valves 2019 (Nov 2019).
3. Nazif et al. Real-World Experience with the SAPIEN 3 Ultra TAVR: A Propensity Matched Analysis from the United States, TVT Connect 2020.
4. Rheude. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement With Balloon-Expandable Valves Comparison of SAPIEN 3 Ultra Versus SAPIEN 3. JACC: Cardiovasc Interv. 2020;13(22)2631-2638.
5. Moriyama N. et al. Hemodynamic comparison of TAVR with the SAPIEN 3 Ultra versus SAPIEN 3: The HomoSAPIEN registry. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2021;97(7):E982-E991.
6. Saia F et al. SAPIEN 3 Ultra balloon-expandable transcatheter aortic valve: in-hospital and 30-day results from the multicentre S3U registry. EuroIntervention. 2020;15(14):1240-1247.
7. Giuliano Costa MD et al., Long-term outcomes of self-expanding versus balloon-expandable transcatheter aortic valves: Insights from the OBSERVANT study. Valvular and Structural Heart Diseases. First published: 13 April 2021.
8. Sammour Y. et al. Systematic Approach to High Implantation of SAPIEN-3 Valve Achieves a Lower Rate of Conduction Abnormalities Including Pacemaker Implantation. Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions 2021, 14:e009407.
9. Glaser N, et al., JAMA Network Open. 2021;4(7):e2116564. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.16564.
10. Tarantini G, Fovino LN, Le Prince P, et al. Coronary access and percutaneous coronary intervention up to 3 years after transcatheter aortic valve implantation with a balloon-expandable valve. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2020;13(7):e008972.
11. Thourani VH et al. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement versus surgical valve replacement in intermediate-risk patients: a propensity score analysis. Lancet 2016; 387: 2218–2225.

Medical device for professional use. For a listing of indications, contraindications, precautions, warnings, and potential adverse events, please refer to the Instructions for Use (consult where applicable).

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