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Occluders, Cardiac, Left Atrial Appendage

Definition : Cardiac occluders designed close off the left atrial appendage. These occluders may come as a variety of devices in different shapes and styles (e.g., self-expanding frame with anchors and a plastic cap) or as dedicated plastic clips. The occluders are usually delivered and deployed during cardiac catheterization procedures, but other types of minimal-access surgeries may be used for their deployment. Left atrial appendage occluders are mainly intended to prevent clot formation and stroke in patients with cardiac arrhythmias.

UMDC code : 33749

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Boston Scientific Corp

Company Type: Parent

In 1969, fascinated by the possibility of bringing pioneering medical devices and treatments to patients across the world, John Abele joined Medi-Tech, a company that was developing alternatives to traditional surgery. Pete Nicholas was looking for an investment, and when he met John, the pieces came together.

CARDIA Inc

Company Type: Parent

The ultrasept family of products has been developed for the transvenous closures of certain types of Congenital Heart Defects. These innovative devices are introduced through standard venous sheaths and offer a safe and reliable method for the percutaneous closure of ASD's (Atrial Septal Defect) and PFO's (Patent Foramen Ovale).

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