Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders

This channel includes news and new technology innovations about Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders. These close off the LAA in patients with atrial fibrillation to prevent the formation of stroke-causing clots in atrial fibrillation (AFib or AF) patients. LAA occlusion is often indicated for patients who do not tolerate anticoagulation therpy or have bleeding risks associated with use of that therapy.

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October 6, 2021 — Boston Scientific Corp. announced it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Baylis Medical ...

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Two of the top technology headlines this past month was the FDA clearance of the Abbott Portico transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) device, and the first women to receive a Carmat artificial heart.
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October 6, 2021 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) ...

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Illustration of the Watchman transcatheter left atrial appendage (LAA) occluder being  deployed into the LAA. FDA is concerned about higher rates of LAA occlusion complications in women compared to men, prompting the FDA to send a letter to providers warning them on possible poor outcomes.
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September 27, 2021 — Compared with men undergoing left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO), women have a significantly ...

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August 31, 2021 — Late-breaking data from a head-to-head clinical trial of the Amulet Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) ...

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August 16, 2021 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Abbott's Amplatzer Amulet Left Atrial Appendage ...

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July 13, 2021 — East End Medical announced it received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for the company ...

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CentraCare completed the first structural heart procedure in the world guided by a new 4-D hologram technology developed by EchoPixel. The augmented reality technology aims to reduce reduce procedure time, improve accuracy of the procedure, and reduce risk of complications.
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June 28, 2021 — CentraCare, one of the largest health systems in Minnesota, successfully completed the first structural ...

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The Boston Scientific Watchman device have performed better than expected in real-world patients outside of trials since it was introduced in 2015, according to data from the NCDR LAAO Registry. #ACC21 #ACC2021 #LAA #Watchman
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May 15, 2021 - Transcatheter left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) with a Boston Scientific Watchman device was ...

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May 15, 2021 — Patients with an elevated risk of stroke due to heart rhythm problems, or atrial fibrillation (AFib) ...

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As a medical technology journalist, a little more than a decade ago I found myself sitting in those late afternoon ...

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The Teleflex Manta large-bore vascular closure device can seal holes between 12 and 25 French.
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While many cardiac and vascular procedures have largely moved to minimally invasive techniques, the size of these ...

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AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY (ACC) Late-breaking clinical trial study presentations at ACC.21. @ACC21 @ACC2021
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The latest cardiology practice-changing scientific breakthrough, late-breaking study presentations have been announced ...

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Oct. 29, 2020 — Boston Scientific initiated the CHAMPION-AF clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the ...

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October 16, 2020 — Positive clinical data from first-in-human studies of the Conformal Medical left atrial appendage ...

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Flexible electronics have been developed to implant in patients to constantly monitor their cardiac condition.
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This is an overview of some of the biggest cardiology technology advances. These innovations are covered in more detail ...

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