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FDA approves new trial of LAA closure device

July 1, 2015

The FDA has approved an investigational device exemption to initiate the randomized, controlled AMAZE trial to evaluate use of the Lariat device for left atrial appendage closure as an adjunctive treatment to pulmonary vein isolation in patients with atrial fibrillation, according to a press release from SentreHEART.

Researchers for the AMAZE trial will randomly assign patients with persistent or long-term persistent AF to receive the Lariat device plus pulmonary vein isolation ablation or pulmonary vein isolation ablation alone. The primary outcome will be incidence of recurrent AF, according to the release.

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FDA approves new trial of LAA closure device

July 1, 2015
The FDA has approved an investigational device exemption to initiate the randomized, controlled AMAZE trial to evaluate use of the Lariat device for…
Nileshkumar J. Patel, MD In the Journals

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