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Published Results Using AtriCure Minimally Invasive Products
Date:10/16/2007

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AtriCure, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATRC), a medical device company and leader in cardiac surgical ablation products, today announced that results reporting on the Company's proprietary minimally invasive products, which physicians have adopted to treat atrial fibrillation (AF), were published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology by Dr. James H. McClelland, an electrophysiologist, and colleagues from the Oregon Heart and Vascular Institute.

The authors reported the results from 20 AF patients. Based on the use of 30-day continuous monitoring at one-year follow-up, 87.5% of the paroxysmal and persistent AF patients and 75% of overall patients were free from AF and left atrial arrhythmias and were also off anti-arrhythmic drugs. There were no reports of major complications.

Dr. James H. McClelland commented, "These data suggest that epicardial bipolar ablation, along with guided ablation of the ganglionic plexi, is a promising potential treatment for patients with paroxysmal and persistent AF and a more extensive ablation treatment is likely required to treat patients with more permanent forms of AF."

"These results support our confidence in our ability to expand the treatment options for those patients who suffer from AF and our commitment to pursuing AF approvals for our products from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)," said David J. Drachman, AtriCure's President and Chief Executive Officer. "During the first quarter of 2008, we have plans to investigate new products which will expand the ablation procedure. We believe that these new products will provide a superior treatment alternative for persistent and permanent AF patients, patients w
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