Minute Insight: Trials Sponsored By Medtronic and Biosense Webster Show Benefits Of AFib Ablation
Results from two industry-supported clinical trials published in the last week offer more support for treating atrial fibrillation with catheter ablation rather than medication alone.
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Medtech Insight talked to Michael Bodner, the worldwide president of Johnson & Johnson/Biosense Webster, about the company’s plans to stay number one in the cardiac ablation market. In part 1 of the interview, the medtech veteran talked about the company's plan to compete in the crowded pulsed field ablation field.
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.