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FDA Reports Serious Adverse Events With Lariat Used for LAA Closure

This one is scary.

"The US Food and Drug Administration issued a safety communication to providers and patients regarding 45 patient deaths and other adverse events associated with SentreHEART devices used for left-atrial-appendage (LAA) closure, including its Lariat suture delivery device[1]."

medscape.com/viewarticle/84...

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Although many doctors think that LAA is a worthless area there are others who think that it may in fact have a use which we do not as yet fully understand and therefore not be something we want to remove.

Bob

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Another article.

The Lariat Story Points to Bigger Problem of Trust in the Medical System

medscape.com/viewarticle/84...

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And another article that I found.

Time to Close Lariat's Regulatory Loophole for LAA Closure in AF, Say Experts

Expertshttp://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/844184

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