FDA Approves Medtronic’s Arctic Front For ‘First-Line’ Treatment For AFib
The new approval allows Medtronic to promote cryoablation as the first option for patients with recurrent symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Previously, it was only approved for patients who had already tried to manage their atrial fibrillation with drugs.
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June, July and August brought a number of important new approvals and trial announcements from the major cardiac device companies. Here are some of the highlights you might have missed during the summer.
Medtronic Announces FDA Approval Of SenSight Directional Lead System For Treating Movement Disorders
Medtronic said it will launch the SenSight DBS in the US after winning FDA approval. The total DBS market is expected to exceed $1bn by 2024, according to Meddevicetracker.
The company’s revenue was down just 1% year-over-year in the third quarter of fiscal 2021, despite the ongoing impact of the pandemic.