Mending Children’s Hearts
Transcatheter Heart Valves for Children
Children born with congenital heart defects require frequent open-heart surgeries that prevent them from living their lives to the fullest.
PolyVascular provides the only non-surgical pulmonary valve and delivery system suitable for children as young as 2 years old. Our minimally invasive valve reduces the need for open heart surgery and enables kids to enjoy a healthy, normal lifestyle.
Effects of Congenital Heart Disease
Congenital Birth Defect
Most common birth defect: 2.4M in US
#1 Cause of birth defect related infant mortality
More Fatal than Cancer
Twice as many children die from CHD than all childhood cancers combined
Allograft Donor Pulmonary Valves
Current animal tissue valves often cause endocarditis, while human donor grafts may sensitize the child’s immune system. We address these limitations with our biocompatible, durable, polymer-based valve that is easy to manufacture at any size. The PolyVascular pulmonary valve is provided with an easy-to-use delivery system designed specifically for children that allows clinicians to safely position the valve percutaneously.
Animal-Sourced Pulmonary Valves
is an easy to use transcatheter pulmonary valve for young children