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UPDATE 2-Edwards Lifesciences lifts outlook on heart valve demand

(Adds CEO, analyst comments)

Oct 26 (Reuters) - Edwards Lifesciences Corp reported better-than-expected third-quarter earnings and raised its full-year forecast on Monday, citing strong demand for its replacement heart valves that are implanted in minimally invasive procedures.

Shares of the medical device maker jumped about 6 percent in after-hours trading.

The medical device maker is now rolling out the third generation of the minimally invasive treatment, called Sapien 3, which spares the patient from open heart surgery because the valve is threaded through the arteries.

The procedure, called transcatheter aortic valve replacement, is benefiting not only patients...


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