AtriCure earns CE Mark for left atrial appendage exclusion system

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AtriCure, a developer of cardiac surgical ablation systems, has received CE Mark approval for its AtriClip Gillinov-Cosgrove left atrial appendage exclusion system.

According to the West Chester, Ohio-based company, the AtriClip System is designed to safely exclude the left atrial appendage, and is being launched in Europe through a phased approach during the fourth quarter. The full commercial release in Europe is planned for 2010. Trials are underway for FDA approval as well.