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LivaNova’s Perceval Sutureless Aortic Heart Valve Receives National Reimbursement in Japan to Treat Patients with Aortic Valve Disease

February 21, 2019

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 21, 2019--LivaNova PLC (NASDAQ:LIVN), a market-leading medical technology company, today announced that Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare granted national reimbursement for the Company’s Perceval ® sutureless aortic heart valve to treat aortic valve disease. By adding Perceval into Japan’s health insurance system, physicians and patients have greater access to this versatile biological heart valve.

“With national reimbursement for Perceval, an innovative and trusted valve platform, we can provide patients and clinicians in Japan with an innovative and effective option for aortic heart valve replacement,” said Noriaki Kawana, President of LivaNova Japan.

The Perceval sutureless valve is supported by a strong body of evidence with more than 10 years of clinical experience. As the only 100-percent sutureless valve for aortic valve replacement, Perceval is designed to be highly versatile and suitable for a wide range of surgical approaches, including traditional and minimally invasive. The valve is specifically designed to reduce the physiological impact of aortic valve replacement and improve patient outcomes.

“We are committed to enhancing patient care around the world,” said Roy Khoury, President of LivaNova International. “Perceval has a strong history of positive safety and efficacy outcomes, and we are pleased to bring this valve as a treatment option to patients in Japan.”

LivaNova obtained CE Mark for Perceval in 2011 and U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval in 2016. In Japan, the device received regulatory approval in June 2018. To date, more than 25,000 patients worldwide have been treated with the Perceval valve.

About LivaNova

LivaNova PLC is a global medical technology company built on nearly five decades of experience and a relentless commitment to improve the lives of patients around the world. LivaNova’s advanced technologies and breakthrough treatments provide meaningful solutions for the benefit of patients, healthcare professionals and healthcare systems. Headquartered in London, LivaNova has a presence in more than 100 countries worldwide. The Company currently employs approximately 4,000 employees. LivaNova operates as two businesses: Cardiovascular and Neuromodulation, with operating headquarters in Mirandola (Italy) and Houston (U.S.), respectively.

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Director, Corporate Communications

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