PRODUCT CATALOG

Structural Heart | Mechanical Heart Valves | Aortic Valves

Masters HP™ Mechanical Heart Valve FlexCuff™

Product Highlights

  • Sewing cuff redesigned to facilitate supra-annular placement, allowing for an increase in orifice size for a given tissue annulus diameter
  • Increased effective orifice area (EOA), lower pressure gradients, and improved performance1-5
  • 85 degree leaflet opening angle offers improved laminar flow and reduces turbulence1,2,6
  • Controlled torque rotation mechanism allows for easy rotation and intraoperative adjustment
  • The FlexCuff™ is flanged and more pliable than the standard cuff
  • St. Jude Medical heart valves are MR conditional7
Masters HP<sup>™</sup> Mechanical Heart Valve FlexCuff<sup>™</sup>


Ordering Information

Contents: Aortic Valve (1 unit per box)

Reorder Number Tissue Annulus Diameter (mm) Valve Orifice Inner Diameter (mm) Geometric Orifice Area (cm2) Effective Orifice Area (cm2)8 Cuff Style
17AFHPJ-505 17 14.8 1.63 1.16 FlexCuff
19AFHPJ-505 19 16.7 2.06 1.51 FlexCuff
21AFHPJ-505 21 18.6 2.55 2.03 FlexCuff
23AFHPJ-505 23 20.4 3.09 2.59 FlexCuff
25AFHPJ-505 25 22.5 3.67 3.08 FlexCuff
27AFHPJ-505 27 24.2 4.41 3.73 FlexCuff

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4. St. Jude Medical MRI Safety Document.

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6. Vitale N, Caldarera I, Muneretto C, et al. Italian multicenter study group for the St. Jude Medical Hemodynamic Plus aortic valve prosthesis. Clinical evaluation of St. Jude Medical Hemodynamic Plus versus standard aortic valve prostheses: The Italian multicenter, prospective, randomized study. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2001;122(4):691-8.

7. Carrel T, Zingg U, Jenni R, et al. Early in vivo experience with the Hemodynamic Plus St. Jude Medical heart valves in patients with narrowed aortic annulus. Ann Thorac Surg. 1996;61(5):1418-22.


8. Ismeno G, Renzulli A, De Feo M, et al. Standard versus Hemodynamic Plus 19-mm St. Jude Medical aortic valves. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2001;121(4):723-8.

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St. Jude Medical prosthetic heart valves are indicated for use as replacement valves in patients with a diseased, damaged, or malfunctioning native or prosthetic valve. Possible side effects for all valvular implants include, but are not limited to: regurgitation, thromboembolic phenomena, resistance to flow, infection, hemolysis, dysrhythmias, and prosthetic dehiscence or failure. Anticoagulation is recommended for patients with mechanical valve implants. Please see the physician’s manual for a full description of indications, contraindications, side effects, precautions, warnings and instructions for use.

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Last Updated: April 19, 2013