Commander Delivery System

Description (Brief)
The Edwards Lifesciences Commander Delivery System is for the transport of the Edwards SAPIEN 3 heart valve through the femoral artery to the heart. The valve is crimped onto the flexible plastic balloon catheter. The handle has a fine adjustment wheel which tracks and position the valve. The handle's blue wheel controls the lexation of the catheter. The black wheel is for fine adjustment of the transcatheter heart valve during valve alignment, and a balloon lock knob (white wheel) secures the balloon catheter to the flex catheter. . Before deployment, the position of the valve can be precisely changed millimeter by millimeter more aortic or ventricular without having to push or pull the catheter.
Currently not on view
Object Name
delivery system
date made
ca 2016
Edwards Lifesciences LLC
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
overall: 60 in x 2 in; 152.4 cm x 5.08 cm
Place Made
United States: California, Irvine
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Medical Procedure- Surgery
Health & Medicine
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Edwards Lifesciences

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