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.

News | May 18, 2011

May 18, 2011 - Jasbir Sra, M.D., and Tanvir Bajwa, M.D., are the first in Wisconsin to implant a new device in a...

News | March 07, 2011

March 4, 2011 - Occlutech GmbH received a favorable court ruling in Stockholm, Sweden in the ongoing patent...

News | March 04, 2011

Boston Scientific has completed its acquisition of Atritech. The completion of the transaction follows the signing...

Feature | February 17, 2011 | Dave Fornell

Based on my observations and the devices that caught the eye of the doctors on the Diagnostic &...

News | January 19, 2011

Continuing to build a portfolio of transcatheter structural heart technology, Boston Scientific today signed a...

Feature | December 06, 2010 | Dave Fornell

Transcatheter valve replacement, especially transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), took center...

News | November 03, 2010

November 3, 2010 – The first patient has been enrolled into a study comparing a left atrial appendage (LAA) closure...

News | October 29, 2010

The first-in-man use of the Coherex WaveCrest left atrial appendage (LAA) occluder system was successfully...

Feature | October 18, 2010

St. Jude Medical Inc. said it plans to acquire AGA Medical Holdings Inc. for about $1.3 billion. The purchase will...

News | October 04, 2010

October 4, 2010 – Germany will reimburse patients who have a left atrial appendage closure procedure in...

The Watchman device is a transcatheter left atrial appendage occluder. It is meant to be an alternative to blood thinners in preventing stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation.

Feature | September 07, 2010 | John Kao, M.D., FACC and Anupama Shivaraju, M.D.

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia and is a major risk factor for developing...

News | June 17, 2010

June 17, 2010 – AGA Medical Holdings Inc. this week announced first patient enrollment in the feasibility...

Technology | June 16, 2010

June 16, 2010 – A new surgical device for excluding the left atrial appendage has received clearance from...

News | March 25, 2010

March 25, 2010 – The FDA this week granted permission for a conditional investigational device exemption (...

LARIAT Suture Delivery Device

News | August 23, 2009

August 24, 2009 – Physicians at The Mount Sinai Medical Center were the first in the country to perform a...

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