Widely Used. Designed for a Lifetime.
- Designed to last a lifetime
- Most widely implanted mechanical valve in the world
The SJM Regent™ mechanical heart valve is the most widely implanted mechanical valve in the world. More than two million St. Jude Medical™ mechanical valves have been implanted worldwide, and the SJM Regent™ mechanical heart valve is one of the most widely used and well-studied valves available.
The St. Jude Medical mechanical heart valve is intended for use as a replacement valve in patients with a diseased, damaged or malfunctioning aortic or mitral valve. This device may also be used to replace a previously implanted aortic or mitral prosthetic heart valve.
Risks associated with any heart valve replacement include, but are not limited to:
- Blood cell damage (hemolysis)
- Low red blood cell count (hemolytic anemia)
- Clotting in or on the valve (thrombus formation)
- Tissue on the valve (valvular pannus)
- Loose clots in the blood stream that may block an artery in your arms, legs or brain (thromboembolism)
- Valve failure (which may include structural damage)
- Leakage around the edge of the valve (paravalvular leak)
- Need for reoperation or explantation
- Heart failure
Generally, risks depend on age, general health, specific medical conditions and heart function. Your heart surgeon and cardiologist are the best people to evaluate your risk. Talk to your doctor to better understand your potential benefits and risks.
See Important Safety Information.