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CardioFocus Piles Up Data On HeartLight Laser AF Ablation Catheter

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

In addition to the more than 1,300 ablation procedures completed outside the U.S. with the unique visually guided ablation catheter, the venture-backed company is conducting an IDE trial in 21 U.S. centers, which it expects to complete in 2014.

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