The HOCOR-temporary aortic valve (HOCOR-TAV) catheter is specifically
designed for cardiac support when the person’s aortic valve is damaged. The HOCOR-TAV is a sleek catheter which can easily be placed inside the heart space like a routine catheter. In aortic valve infection, the HOCOR-TAV can be a readily available life-saving tool in any hospital with a radiology lab. This device will stop the person from dying, and provide time to treat the infection and transport to an open-heart facility.