The device is designed to restore normal valve function by remodeling the natural valve’s shape and size and is approved for use in the US, Europe and several other countries.

The Contour 3D Annuloplasty Ring, an extension of Medtronic’s remodeling contoured mitral annuloplasty ring (Profile 3D) technolog, is the only remodeling ring that matches the shape of a healthy tricuspid valve, as determined through computed tomography (CT) images from normal tricuspid valves.

The Contour 3D Ring also was designed to avoid interference with the heart’s conduction system and to ensure that valve leaflets open and close effectively while preventing regurgitation.