Cardiovascular Catch-Up: Abbott, Medtronic, Boston Scientific Stay Hot During Summer
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.
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Portico with the FlexNav delivery system earned FDA approval for people with symptomatic, severe aortic stenosis who would be at high or extreme risk in open-heart surgery.
Results of the trial showed Amplatzer Amulet was superior to Boston Scientific’s Watchman for left-atrial appendage closure and noninferior for safety and effectiveness.
Amplatzer Amulet is a percutaneous transcatheter device designed to prevent thrombus embolization from the left-atrial appendage in people with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.