ABBOTT ANNOUNCES FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND TRIAL TO ASSESS NEW THERAPY OPTION FOR PEOPLE AT RISK OF STROKE

Feb 3, 2020 | Industry Press Releases

Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new trial designed to assess its Amplatzer™ Amulet™ Left Atrial Appendage Occluder for people with atrial fibrillation (AF) – a condition in which the normal rhythm of the heart’s upper chambers is disrupted and becomes erratic – who are at risk of stroke. The CATALYST trial is the first-ever clinical trial comparing the effectiveness of a left atrial appendage (LAA) closure device to a newer class of blood thinners, known as non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant (NOAC) drugs, which are currently the standard treatment option for AF.

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