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.

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

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

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

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October 4, 2010 – Germany will reimburse patients who have a left atrial appendage closure procedure in 2011. The ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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April 2, 2009 - A device implanted in the heart using minimally invasive techniques may replace the most widely ...

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March 6, 2009 - Atritech Inc. will release PROTECT AF trial results on WATCHMAN LAA closure technology comparing ...

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August 18, 2008 - Atritech Inc. today said it filed its pre-market approval application (PMA) with the FDA for its ...

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The Watchman device is designed to keep harmful sized blood clots that form in the left atrial appendage from ...

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