Recent and Upcoming New Product Highlights
-- Dr. James Cox -- Effective January 1, 2008, Dr. Cox joined ATS Medical
as Medical Director. Dr. Cox is a world renowned cardiac surgeon and
is regarded as a leading expert in the treatment of atrial
fibrillation. During his illustrious career he developed the original
cut-and-sew Maze procedure. The original Maze procedure is considered
the 'Gold Standard' solution for clinical success in the treatment of
atrial fibrillation due to the >90% freedom from atrial fibrillation
at fifteen years of follow-up. Dr. Cox is leading ATS in the quest to
bring the long-term clinical success of his Maze procedure to a
minimally invasive approach through the development of new tools and
clinical techniques that leverage the ATS CryoMaze technology.
-- ATS CryoMaze surgical ablation probes and clamps -- Several new
products are under development to enhance the utility of the Company's
existing products and tools for the treatment of atrial fibrillation.
The Company anticipates launching a next generation ablation clamp and
probe in mid 2008.
-- Stand Alone Atrial Fibrillation -- Over fifteen US centers have
performed stand-alone ablation using the existing ATS CryoMaze
products. These efforts include a study at East Carolina University
|SOURCE ATS Medical, Inc.|
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