Chordae Loops

Highest Reliability For Chordae Replacement Or Reconstruction At The Mitral Valve

The Chordae Loop is a non-absorbable implant for chordae repair/replacement used for mitral valve reconstruction. The pre-assembled implant enables utmost safety based on a total control of the loop strength. The 4-loop-pledget is directly sutured onto the papillary muscle using a second pledget as a support. The loops are attached to the valvular leaflets with head seams.

Product Specifications

  • Available loop size length (in mm) 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28 and 30 mm

  • ePTFE suture CV-4* implant with 4 loops of identical length
  • Both suture ends attached with one PH17 needle

  • Attached to the first pledget measuring 6 x 3 x 1.6 mm, hard

  • Second pledget unattached, serving as a support structure

  • Packaging options: 4 x 1 or 12 x 1 (on demand) implant, wrapped individually, sterile, semi box

* CV-4 corresponds to a size of approx. USP 3-0

Chordae Loops

Advantages original ePTFE (expanded PTFE)

  • ePTFE assures a high stability of the implant over the whole life time

  • High tensile strength, no elasticity, no elongation

  • No tissue irritation caused by stiff suture ends, as this material remains soft and pliable

  • Rapidly covered with an endothelial-like tissue layer due to the porous microstructure combined with cellular ingrowth

  • No memory effect

Our company is certified according to EN ISO 13485 and Directive 93/42/EEC.