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Comment & Response
November 2015

The Lariat for Left Atrial Appendage Closure: Rehash of Known Literature or a True Analysis?

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  • 1Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore
JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(11):1868-1869. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.5399

To the Editor In their systematic review of the Lariat (SentreHeart Inc) left atrial appendage (LAA) ligation system, Chatterjee et al1 question the safety classification of the device, citing adverse events recorded in the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE) database.1

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