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 | 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 of a...
Feature | February 17, 2011 | Dave Fornell
Based on my observations and the devices that caught the eye of the doctors on the Diagnostic & Interventional...
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 stage at the...
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 performed...
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 2011. The...

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 phase of...
Technology | June 16, 2010
June 16, 2010 – A new surgical device for excluding the left atrial appendage has received clearance from the U.S....
News | March 25, 2010
March 25, 2010 – The FDA this week granted permission for a conditional investigational device exemption (IDE) to...

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 nonsurgical...
News | May 11, 2009
May 11, 2009 - Medtronic Inc. today announced the successful implant of its Cardioblate Closure Left Atrial Appendage...