November 22, 2017

Update on the Lariat Device for Prevention of Afib-Related Strokes

Here’s an important article about the Lariat device for closing off the left atrial appendage. Back in March, we reported from the American College of Cardiology that Dr. Natale’s group had reported finding that about one-fourth of Lariat patients had leaks (see bottom of page), some with bad results such as strokes. This new article tells […]

FDA Update on the WATCHMAN® Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Closure Device to Prevent Strokes in Atrial Fibrillation Patients

There was an update today on the long-awaited FDA status of Atritech’s WATCHMAN® device. If approved, it would provide an alternative to taking Coumadin or warfarin to prevent strokes for those with atrial fibrillation. Here are some quotes from the press release. Minneapolis (March 18, 2010) — Atritech, Inc., an emerging medical device company, announced […]