Structural Heart Occluders

AGA Amplatzer ASD closure

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning this week about safety issues encountered with the St. Jude Amplatzer Atrial Septal Occluder (ASO), a transcatheter device used to seal congenital holes in the atrial septum. The FDA rep...

Transcatheter structural heart repair devices deployed in the cath lab have largely replaced open-heart surgery as the therapy of choice. Percutaneously deployed septal occluders make it possible to repair atrial septal defects with better outcome...

Watchman, LAA, left atrial appendage
The long awaited U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the first transcatheter left atrial appendage (LAA) occluder in March is seen by many...
Boston Scientific, Watchman LAA device, FDA approval
Boston Scientific Corp. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the Watchman left atrial appendage closure device. The Watchman...
October 13, 2014 — After reviewing updated data and analysis for the Boston Scientific Watchman left atrial appendage (LAA) closure device, the U.S. Food and...
Occlutech announced that it has successfully obtained a ruling by the U.K. Patents Court in the High Court of Justice in London that invalidates AGA/St Jude's...
Boston Scientific, Watchman LAA device, FDA approval
The Watchman left atrial appendage closure device from Boston Scientific Corp. is a catheter-delivered heart implant designed to close the
PFM Medical's Nit-Occlud Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) device is a permanently implanted prosthesis indicated for percutaneous,...
St. Jude Medical Inc. launched the Amplatzer Vascular Plug 4 (AVP 4) in June 2012 for use in transcatheter embolization procedures (...
A device for excluding the left atrial appendage has received clearance from the FDA. AtriCure, Inc. has received clearance from the U.S....

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Watchman, LAA, left atrial appendage
The long awaited U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the first transcatheter left atrial appendage (LAA) occluder in March is seen by many...
Boston Scientific, Watchman LAA device, FDA approval
Boston Scientific Corp. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the Watchman left atrial appendage closure device. The Watchman...
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Gore Helex, ASD occluder
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning this week about safety issues encountered with the St. Jude Amplatzer Atrial Septal Occluder (ASO...

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Healthcare organizations are demanding more capabilities for image viewers accessed by clinicians. Zero footprint (ZFP) viewers provide imaging tools from...
The webinar "State of the Art in MRI Pediatric Brain Perfusion Imaging" educates participants about the state of the art clinical and emerging translational...
This webinar discusses why contemporary adult cardiac interventions require significant ionizing radiation with potential health risks to both the patient and...