MicroPort® Donates Medical Devices for El Salvador’s First TAVI in a Public Hospital

San Salvador, El Salvador, 22 May, 2024 — MicroPort® announced a donation of medical devices worth $50,000 to Rosales National Hospital in El Salvador as part of its commitment to broaden the accessibility of high quality medical solutions worldwide. The donated equipment includes MicroPort® Coronary’s coronary stent system and MicroPort® CardioFlow’s Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) solutions.

The donation ceremony was successfully held in the presence of Mr Yanhui Zhang, the Chinese Ambassador to El Salvador, Dr Carlos Gabriel Alvarenga Cardoza, Deputy Minister of Health of El Salvador, and Dr Yan Wang, President of Xiamen Cardiovascular Hospital Xiamen University in China. Dr Carlos noted that the donation reflects the cooperation in the healthcare sector between China and El Salvador, further promoting the exchange and collaboration of medical technologies between the two countries.

With this donation, Dr Yan Wang’s team collaborated with Rosales National Hospital to successfully conduct El Salvador’s first TAVI in a public hospital using the VitaFlow Liberty Transcatheter Aortic Valve and Retrievable Delivery System (VitaFlow Liberty) developed by MicroPort® CardioFlow. The procedure saved an 81-year-old patient with severe bicuspid aortic stenosis, guided on-site by Dr Yan Wang and Professor Bin Wang. The procedure was completed successfully, with post-operative ultrasound showing good valve morphology and position, significant pressure recovery, and no conductive blockages. This TAVI procedure marks a critical step forward in cardiovascular treatment for public hospitals in El Salvador.

The medical team at Rosales National Hospital expressed their willingness to continue collaborating with MicroPort®. Dr Yan Wang highlighted MicroPort®'s ongoing commitment to advancing global cardiovascular treatment and expressed hope that this donation would elevate the medical standards at Rosales National Hospital. He also emphasized the ongoing training programs for Salvadoran doctors provided by Xiamen Cardiovascular Hospital Xiamen University, aimed at collaborating with the Salvadoran medical team to enhance patient care.

Dr Carlos expressed gratitude towards MicroPort® and experts for supporting El Salvador: "We believe that with this donation and academic exchanges, more Salvadoran patients will benefit, and the Salvadoran healthcare system will be significantly enhanced."

About MicroPort®

Founded in 1998 on the belief that every person has the right to high quality medical treatments, MicroPort® (MicroPort Scientific Corporation; HKEX: 00853) is a global medical devices company. MicroPort® provides solutions across twelve therapeutic areas, including cardiovascular, orthopedics, cardiac rhythm management, electrophysiology, endovascular, neurovascular and surgical robotics among others. For over 26 years, MicroPort® has been breaking barriers and accelerating access to life-changing solutions so that patients everywhere can continue living better and longer lives. With therapeutic solutions that are available in more than 100 countries and over 20,000 hospitals around the world, today, every 5 seconds a patient around the world benefits from a MicroPort® life-changing solution.

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