Novel device “safely obliterates” left atrial appendage with minimal amount left behind

Leonid Sternik Append Medical, with their novel left atrial appendage (LAA) closure device (Appligator), were a finalist in the 2019 ICI Innovation Award Competition (Innovation in Cardiovascular Interventions 2019; 8–10 December, Tel Aviv, Israel). In this commentary, Leonid Sternik who came up with the concept for the device, outlines the need for [...]

2020-02-27T14:14:28+00:00February 27th, 2020|Tags: , |

Proof-of-concept data for safety of Appligator left atrial appendage closure system

Appligator Append Medical has announced the clinical proof-of-concept data evaluating the safety of left atrial appendage (LAA) closure through Append’s patented tissue manipulation procedure. A press release says that the procedure serves as a feasibility study for Append’s Appligator minimally invasive LAA closure device, which uses natural tissue manipulation to achieve complete [...]

2020-02-27T13:01:23+00:00February 27th, 2020|Tags: , |

ICI 2019: Append to present its first-of-its-kind, no implant LAA closure system

LAA closure Append Medical is to present a novel left atrial appendage (LAA) closure device—designed to minimise stroke risk in patients with atrial fibrillation patients—at the ICI Innovation Award Competition, which takes place at the 2019 Innovation in Cardiovascular Interventions (ICI) (8–10 December, Tel Aviv, Israel). A press release reports that the [...]

2020-01-09T10:46:21+00:00December 9th, 2019|Tags: , , |