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Lenzing PROFILEN® PTFE yarn for artificial heart valves
The heart is the most important organ in the human body. From birth to the end of our lives, it determines our quality of life and our performance – people with heart problems in particular are aware of this every day. However, medical research is getting better and better at helping them, with sophisticated surgical techniques, growing knowledge and a technologically state-of-the-art “spare parts store”. The artificial heart valve plays a very special role in this.
For more than ten years, leading manufacturers of artificial heart valves have been choosing monofilament Lenzing PROFILEN® PTFE yarns. There is a reason for this. Because artificial heart valves using yarn material from our company perform their task extremely reliably and with a long service life.
Lenzing PROFILEN® PTFE yarns initially proved their quality mainly in conventional surgical artificial heart valves. However, as research progressed, this outstanding product was also used in minimally invasive TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement) products. And last but not least, our yarns for heart valve manufacturing are present in some innovative and relatively new to the market TMVR (Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair) products as a critical supply product.
This glimpse into our broad range of yarns for heart valve manufacturing provides a telling glimpse of Lenzing Plastics’ extraordinary dynamism in developing new, contemporary medical products. We keep pace with research – which also benefits you … and your artificial heart valves!
PTFE is a high-performance plastic and has been established for many years as a basic material for medical devices for cardiovascular diseases. We produce yarns for heart valve manufacturing and other applications in various gauges and cross-sections, enabling us to meet your design requirements down to the smallest detail. Years of experience and ISO 13485 certification enable us to supply even highly reliable precursors for class 3 products.
(less adhesion and deposits)
for a given diameter
optimal for compression in various delivery systems (TAVR, TMVR)
no brittleness even after millions of cycles
Lives depend on artificial heart valves. That’s why top quality must be a top priority for the material used in heart valve replacements. Lenzing PROFILEN® PTFE yarn meets this requirement without compromise. We are happy to share our experience in handling PTFE yarn with you and support you in making your artificial heart valves better and better.