The Duran AnCore ring and band are designed to be flexible to allow the heart to maintain normal physiologic motion, while supporting the mitral valve.
The Duran AnCore® Annuloplasty System is used to provide shape and stability to the valve annulus.
Duran AnCore annuloplasty rings and bands range in size from 25-35 millimetres to fit your specific need.
Whether you receive a Duran AnCore annuloplasty ring or band depends on your particular condition. A ring or band is implanted at the base of the valve where it attaches to the heart.
Flexible polyester Duran AnCore annuloplasty rings or bands preserve the natural geometry and flexibility of your valve annulus. This flexibility allows your repaired mitral or tricuspid valve to continuously move and change shape and size just as a natural valve does. Duran AnCore annuloplasty rings or bands are radiopaque, which means they show up clearly on x-rays and in other diagnostic tests. This makes it easier for your doctor to determine if the implant is doing the job it's supposed to.
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