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.

Boston Scientific Initiates OPTION Trial of Watchman FLX
News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | June 12, 2019
June 12, 2019 — Boston Scientific Corp. has initiated the OPTION trial to compare safety and effectiveness of the next-...
Videos | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | April 25, 2019
This video offers an overview of the Watchman left atrial appendage (LAA) occluder system, including information of its...
Videos | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | October 01, 2018
Ashish Pershad, M.D., medical director, structural heart program, Banner University Medical Heart Institute, Phoenix,...
Watchman FLX in Clinical Trial at MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute
News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | June 26, 2018
June 26, 2018 — MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute physicians participating in a clinical trial have become the...
A slide image from Reddy's presntation at Heart Rhythm 2018, showing thrombus formation on the face of a Watchman LAA Occluder device in an echo image. #HRS2018

A slide image from Reddy's presntation at Heart Rhythm 2018, showing thrombus formation on the face of a Watchman device in an echo image.

Feature | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | May 18, 2018
May 18, 2018 — Left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) with the transcatheter Watchman device prevents thromboembolism...
AtriCure Launches AtriClip FLEX•V Device in the United States
Technology | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | February 22, 2018
February 22, 2018 — AtriCure Inc. announced that it has launched the AtriClip FLEX•V Left Atrial Appendage (LAA)...
J&J Announces U.S. IDE Study to Evaluate Potential of New Device to Reduce Stroke Risk in Afib
News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | January 18, 2018
January 18, 2018 – Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies announced that Biosense Webster, Inc., a worldwide...
Videos | Medical 3-D Printing | November 17, 2017
Dee Dee Wang, M.D., director, structural heart imaging at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, explains how her center uses 3-...
Videos | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | November 14, 2017
Vivek Reddy, M.D., director of cardiac arrhythmia services and professor of medicine, cardiology, Mount Sinai Hospital...
LAA closure during open heart surgery in the LAACS Study showed better outcomes for all patients.

LAA closure during open heart surgery in the LAACS Study showed better outcomes for all patients.

Feature | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | September 07, 2017
September 7, 2017 — Closure of the left atrial appendage (LAA) during heart surgery protects the brain, according to...
AtriCure's AtriClip System Surpasses 100,000 Units Sold Worldwide
News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | April 25, 2017
April 25, 2017 — AtriCure Inc. announced it has sold more than 100,000 AtriClip Left Atrial Appendage Exclusion System...
atricure atriclip, LAA occlusion, acc17

The AtriCure Atriclip surgical LAA occlusion device. It loops over the LAA on the outside of the heart and clips it off from the rest of the heart to prevent the formation of clots.

Feature | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | March 29, 2017
March 29, 2017 — For patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib), closing the area of the heart known as the left atrial...
Aegis Medical Innovations, Sierra Ligation System, U.S. clinical trial, FDA approval, LAA occluder
Technology | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | March 22, 2017
March 22, 2017 — Aegis Medical Innovations Inc. announced that it has received Investigational Device Exemption...
Dee Dee Wang, Henry Ford Hospital, 3D printing for cardiology, 3-D

Dr. Dee Dee Wang with part of Henry Ford Hospital's collection of 3-D printed hearts used for education and to preplan structural heart procedures.

Feature | Medical 3-D Printing | March 03, 2017
March 3, 2017 — A Henry Ford Hospital study found a 100 percent success rate in left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion...
SentreHeart, Lariat Suture Delivery Device, aMAZE Trial, Stage I, enrollment complete
News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | January 06, 2017
January 6, 2017 — SentreHeart Inc. announced that it has completed the Stage I enrollment milestone in the aMAZE Trial...