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Clinical Monitoring Platform aids accurate diagnoses.

Press Release Summary:

Jul 20, 2011 - With touchscreen monitor and 510(k) clearance from FDA, EV1000 clinical monitoring platform simplifies decision-making in hospital OR and ICU facilities. Platform allows patient data to be displayed on choice of several different screens, which use color-coding and physiologic representation of cardiovascular circulation to reflect patient status and aid decision-making. Functionality facilitates display and retrieval of hemodynamic information and expands its applicability.

Edwards Lifesciences - Irvine, CA

Original Press Release

Edwards Lifesciences' Advanced Critical Care Platform Now Available in the U.S.

Press release date: Jul 13, 2011

IRVINE, CA -- Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW), the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given 510(k) clearance for its new EV1000 clinical monitoring platform. With a touch-screen monitor that displays a patient's physiologic status and user-friendly clinical targets and alerts, the EV1000 clinical platform is designed to simplify decision-making in the operating room (OR) and intensive care unit (ICU).

"I believe the key to improving patient outcomes in the OR and ICU is having continuous, real-time information about a patient's hemodynamic status at your fingertips," said Steve Woodford, M.D., Director of Intensive Care, Brisbane Waters Private Hospital. "The EV1000 clinical platform gives me the patient data that I need on one intuitive display that enables me to quickly decide the next course of treatment for my patients."

"We look forward to offering this sophisticated technology to clinicians and their patients in the U.S. and to integrating our current and expanding portfolio of catheters and sensors onto this platform," said Carlyn D. Solomon, Edwards Lifesciences' corporate vice president, critical care.

The EV1000 clinical platform has been available in Europe and Australia since November 2010 and recently won the gold award in the Critical Care and Emergency Medicine Products category at Medical Device + Diagnostic Industry Magazine's Medical Design Excellence Awards competition in New York City.

About the EV1000 Clinical Platform Patient management using information provided by hemodynamic monitoring in the OR and ICU has been clinically proven to improve patient outcomes. It is estimated that more than four million patients globally could benefit from hemodynamic monitoring; however, this practice is very complex. To simplify the display and retrieval of hemodynamic information and expand its applicability, the EV1000 clinical platform allows patient data to be displayed on the clinician's choice of several different screens. These screens utilize color-coding and physiologic representation of the cardiovascular circulation to reflect patient status and enable decision-making. The company's FloTrac sensor, PreSep and PediaSat oximetry catheters, and TruWave disposable pressure transducer are compatible with this platform. Additional information about the EV1000 clinical platform can be found at www.edwards.com/EV1000.

About Edwards Lifesciences Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company partners with clinicians to develop innovative technologies in the areas of structural heart disease and critical care monitoring that enable them to save and enhance lives. Additional company information can be found at www.edwards.com.

Edwards, Edwards Lifesciences, the stylized E logo, EV1000, FloTrac, PediaSat, PreSep, and TruWave are trademarks of Edwards Lifesciences Corporation.