Latest Minimaze procedure Stories

2008-08-18 15:01:11

St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ) has received European CE Mark approval and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for the Epicor(TM) LP Cardiac Ablation System, a second generation technology that uses HIFU (high intensity focused ultrasound) to surgically ablate cardiac tissue to disrupt abnormal electrical impulses in the heart. The first patient to undergo treatment with the Epicor LP System was a 73-year-old male with coronary artery disease and atrial fibrillation (AF)....

2008-08-18 12:00:55

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Atritech, Inc. today announced the filing of its Pre-Market Approval Application (PMA) to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The PMA contains the results of the PROTECT AF Clinical Trial which began enrollment in early 2005. PROTECT AF evaluated the WATCHMAN(R) Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Closure Technology versus the current standard of care, warfarin, in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation at risk of stroke. The trial enrolled 800...

2008-06-27 09:03:10

MONTREAL, June 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CryoCath(R) Technologies Inc., the global leader in cryotherapy products to treat cardiac arrhythmias, today announced the introduction of Arctic Front(R) in Italy, Belgium and Spain. Arctic Front, the Company's lead product for the treatment of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF), is a unique cryoablation balloon catheter that allows physicians to safely and effectively isolate all four pulmonary veins for the treatment of PAF. "The introduction...

2007-07-24 09:23:28

On Tuesday, July 24 at 4 PM (PST), Sutter Health in Sacramento, California, will broadcast a totally thoracoscopic (TT) epicardial surgical ablation procedure for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF) on www.OR-Live.com, featuring James Longoria, MD. This novel approach uses bilateral working ports to access the key anatomy necessary to achieve all goals of the procedure. The procedure includes pulmonary vein (Antrum) isolation, electrophysiologic testing and ablation of the ganglionated...

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