Sorin Group has received European CE Mark for Perceval S, its surgical self- anchoring aortic heart valve.

Perceval S is indicated for the rapid and minimally invasive surgical replacement of the aortic valve in patients with aortic stenosis.

The valve consists of a self-anchoring frame, which allows the surgeon to replace the diseased valve without suturing it into place.

The functional component of the valve is made of bovine pericardium and is mounted on a super-elastic alloy frame.

Sorin Group Heart Valves Business Unit president Davide Bianchi said the company is delighted to receive the CE Mark approval for this revolutionary technology.

"We are dedicated to providing cardiac surgeons worldwide with high performing therapeutic solutions that will enhance their practice and advance the treatment of cardiovascular diseases," Bianchi added.