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.

Videos | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | April 15, 2016
David Holmes, M.D., professor of medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and consultant, Department of Internal...
aMAZE Trial enrollment, The Valley Hospital NJ, atrial fibrillation
News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | March 16, 2016
March 16, 2016 — The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J., is one of 15 U.S. sites currently enrolling patients in a...
AtriCure, AtriClip, ATLAS study, first patient enrolled, POAF, post-operative atrial fibrillation
News | Structural Heart | February 18, 2016
February 18, 2016 — AtriCure Inc. announced that the first patient was enrolled and treated at PinnacleHealth Hospitals...
Watchman, left atrial appendage closure, LAA occluder
Technology | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | February 09, 2016
February 9, 2016 — Boston Scientific Corp. announced the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will cover...
Watchman, LAA closure device, cost effectiveness, VIvek Reddy, stroke reduction, study
News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | January 06, 2016
January 6, 2016 — A new study determined that the Watchman left atrial appendage closure device is more cost-effective...
watchman LAA occluder, LAAO registry

Implantation of the Boston Scientific Watchman LAA occluder.

News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | December 29, 2015
December 29, 2015 — The American College of Cardiology (ACC) launched the new Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion (LAAO)...
coherex Wave Crest LAA Occluder

Coherex WaveCrest Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occlusion System.

News | November 24, 2015
November 24, 2015 — Biosense Webster announced it has acquired Coherex Medical Inc., a privately held medical device...
Boston Scientific, Watchman FLX, LAA closure device, CE mark, first European implants
News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | November 20, 2015
November 20, 2015 — Boston Scientific announced the first implants of the Watchman FLX left atrial appendage closure (...
Sentreheart, Lariat Surgical LAA Suture Delivery Device, left atrial appendage closure, CE Mark approval, Europe

Image courtesy of SentreHeart

News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | October 28, 2015
October 28, 2015 — SentreHeart Inc. announced that it has received CE Mark approval for the Lariat Surgical Left Atrial...
sentraheart lariet, LAA occlusion, FDA safety alert
Feature | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | July 13, 2015
July 13, 2015 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting healthcare providers and patients about reports...
SentreHeart, Lariat Suture Delivery Device, FDA, AMAZE Trial, AFib, LAA
News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | July 01, 2015
July 1, 2015 - SentreHeart Inc. announced that it has received approval for an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE)...
ACC, HRS, SCAI, left atrial appendage occlusion, recommendations
Feature | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | June 30, 2015
June 30, 2015 - The American College of Cardiology (ACC), Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and Society for Cardiovascular...
Videos | Structural Heart | June 26, 2015
Interview with Steve Goldstein, M.D., director, noninvasive lab, Medstar Washington Heart Institute, Washington, D.C.,...
Videos | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 17, 2015
Role of Interventional Echcardiography in Transcatheter Structural Heart Procedures — Rebecca Hahn, M.D., Columbia...
Videos | Structural Heart | June 17, 2015
Interview with Ted Feldman, M.D., FACC, MSCAI, FESC, cardiac cath lab director, Evanston Hospital, North Shore Health...