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Not all TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement) valves are the same

The SAPIEN 3 Ultra RESILIA valve is the latest valve approved in the SAPIEN 3 TAVR family of valves.

The SAPIEN 3 Ultra RESILIA valve is the latest valve approved in the SAPIEN 3 TAVR family of valves

Over a decade of success:
There are over 1 million TAVR patients worldwide

By receiving an Edwards SAPIEN transcatheter heart valve, you are getting one of the most widely used TAVR valves in the world.*

The SAPIEN 3 Ultra RESILIA valve is made of cow heart tissue that uses advanced technology to block the buildup of calcium. This RESILIA tissue treatment could potentially allow the valve to last longer.†1


Most patients:

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  • Have a short recovery time and go home the next day2
  • Are up and walking in a few hours
  • Are back to feeling like themselves in as little as 30 days3
  • Are done with the procedure in about an hour4
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Over 98% of TAVR recipients did not require a valve reintervention after 10 years of receiving their valve


The type of TAVR valve you receive can impact your heart and your future

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Designed like your heart valve

  • The TAVR valve is designed to work just like the one inside your body and begins to work immediately once implanted
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Designed to last

  • The frame of the valves is made from specialized materials for strength and durability
  • Edwards TAVR has better outcomes than open heart surgery in low-risk patients at 1 year—and has proven equally effective at 5 years§3,5
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Designed in different sizes to fit your anatomy

  • SAPIEN 3 TAVR valves are not one size fits all. They come in 4 sizes to meet the individual needs of each patient
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Designed for your future

  • If you're like many patients with coronary artery disease, an Edwards TAVR valve means your physicians may have better access to your coronary arteries, should you ever need another procedure6,7

As with any medical procedure, there is a possibility of risks. The most serious risks of TAVR include death, stroke, serious damage to the arteries, or serious bleeding.

*Currently, does not include the SAPIEN 3 Ultra RESILIA valve.

RESILIA tissue has not been studied for long-term results in patients.

Based on Medicare claims data which may underestimate the actual event rate.


The PARTNER 3 Trial, SAPIEN 3 TAVR proven superior to surgery on the primary endpoint of all-cause death, all stroke, and re-hospitalization (valve-related or procedure-related and including heart failure) at one year, and multiple pre-specified secondary endpoints in low risk patients.

PARTNER 3 Trial 5-Year Results in low-risk patients – Low rates of cardiovascular mortality through five years (5.5% SAPIEN 3 TAVR to 5.1% SAVR). Low rates of all-cause mortality through five years (10.1% SAPIEN 3 TAVR vs. 8.2% with SAVR). Low rates of disabling stroke through five years (2.9% SAPIEN 3 TAVR to 2.7% SAVR). Low rates of stroke through five years (5.8% SAPIEN 3 TAVR vs. 6.4% SAVR). Lower rates of rehospitalization with SAPIEN 3 TAVR through five years (13.7% vs. 17.4%).

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References: 1.Flameng W, Hermans H, Verbeken E, Meuris B. A randomized assessment of an advanced tissue preservation technology in the juvenile sheep model. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;149:340-345. 2.Cleveland Clinic. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement. Accessed March 7, 2024. 3.Mack MJ, Leon MB, Thourani VH, et al. Transcatheter aortic-valve replacement with a balloon-expandable valve in low-risk patients. N Engl J Med. 2019;380(18):1695-1705. 4.Mack MJ, Leon MB, Thourani VH, et al. Transcatheter aortic-valve replacement with a balloon-expandable valve in low-risk patients [supplementary appendix]. N Engl J Med. 2019;380(18):1695-1705. 5.Mack MJ, Leon MB, Thourani VH, et al. Transcatheter aortic-valve replacement in low-risk patients at five years. N Engl J Med. 2023;389(21):1949-1960. 6.Yudi MB, Sharma SK, Tang GHL, Kini A. Coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention after transcatheter aortic valve replacement. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018;71(12):1360-1378. 7.De Backer O, Landes U, Fuchs A, et al. Coronary access after TAVR-in-TAVR as evaluated by multidetector computed tomography. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2020;13(21):2528-2538. 8.Otto CM. Timing of aortic valve surgery. Heart. 2000;84(2):211-218. 9.Otto CM, Nishimura RA, Bonow RO, et al. 2020 ACC/AHA guideline for the management of patients with valvular heart disease: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Joint Committee on Clinical Practice Guidelines. Circulation. 2021;143(5):e72-e227.

Patients and/or clinicians quoted on this website have received compensation from Edwards Lifesciences.