March 6, 2018 / 6:56 PM / 8 months ago

FDA approves Abbott's pediatric heart valve

March 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved Abbott Laboratories’ mechanical heart valve to include a size small enough to be used in newborn children.

The FDA said the 15 mm version of Abbott’s Masters HP series valve was the smallest mechanical valve approved in the world. (Reporting by Manas Mishra in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)

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