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Medtronic Ablation Frontiers LLC

Division of Medtronic PLC

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New Approaches To AF Ablation And Mapping

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Device Companies Follow New Map To Atrial Fibrillation

Device therapies for atrial fibrillation (AF) have so far failed to result in compelling efficacy across all types of disease and patients. The rates of elimination of AF following a catheter ablation procedure range from 30% to 80% according to the type of patient and the definition of success. The question of why success rates aren’t yet sufficient after a great deal of investment is an area of active pursuit, and one that opens up the door for next-generation AF device companies seeking to improve upon the results achieved to date.

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Device Companies Follow New Map To Atrial Fibrillation

Three years ago, the FDA approved Johnson & Johnson’s ThermoCool, the first in a series of ablation catheters specifically designed to halt atrial fibrillation. Despite these advances, the long-term success rates of catheter ablation procedures remain low, opening the door for start-ups to devise new approaches.

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Company Information

  • Industry
  • Medical Devices
    • Radiofrequency Devices
    • Surgical Equipment & Devices
      • Minimally or Less Invasive
  • Therapeutic Areas
  • Cardiovascular
  • Alias(es)
  • Ablation Frontiers Inc.
  • Ownership
  • Private
  • Headquarters
  • Worldwide
    • North America
      • USA
  • Parent & Subsidiaries
  • Medtronic PLC
  • Senior Management
  • Keegan Harper, CEO
    Martin Chambers, VP, Sales & Mktg.
    Randy Werneth, VP, Research & Engineering
  • Contact Info
  • Medtronic Ablation Frontiers LLC
    Phone: (760) 438-4868
    6354 Corte Del Abeto
    Carlsbad, CA 92011