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 than embolize to brain.

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...
Boston Scientific, investors, cardiology, growth, expansion
News | May 11, 2015
May 11, 2015 — Boston Scientific Corp. presented an overview of its continued business momentum and long-term growth...
Watchman, LAA, left atrial appendage

The Watchman LAA occluder being implanted in the left atrial appendage via a delivery catheter through a transseptal puncture.

Feature | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | April 30, 2015 | Dave Fornell
The long-awaited U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the first transcatheter left atrial appendage (LAA...
Watchman, Mount Sinai, first, eastern United States, implant
News | March 25, 2015
March 25, 2015 — Mount Sinai experts were the first in the eastern United States on March 23 to implant the Watchman...
Videos | ACC | March 25, 2015
DAIC Editor Dave Fornell shares his picks of the most interesting new devices and advances in cardiovascular technology...
cryoICE, Atricure, ablation probe, cryoanalgesia, thoracotomy

CRYO2 image courtesy of AtriCure Inc.

Technology | March 23, 2015
March 23, 2015 — AtriCure Inc. announced that it has launched the availability of its cryoICE cryo ablation probe (...