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FDA Approves the AtriClip for Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Prevention, and Other Devices Are Being Tested

AF patients are generally at a higher risk for stroke and thus may have to take anticoagulant medications, such as Coumadin or warfarin, to manage their afib-related stroke risk. With the FDA's recent approval of AtriCure's AtriClip device that is implanted during open heart surgery, afib patients and their doctors may now have another way …

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FDA to Review Atritech Watchman Device As Alternative to Warfarin or Coumadin in Preventing Strokes From Atrial Fibrillation

Recently we reported on the results of the Watchman device trial as an alternative to Coumadin or warfarin in the prevention of strokes among those with atrial fibrillation. We mentioned that it would be reviewed by the FDA Advisory Committee on April 23, 2009. In advance of the review meeting on Thursday, the FDA has …

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