Boston Scientific receives approval from FDA for Watchman Device

March 14, 2015 1:02 AM

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Boston Scientific receives approval from FDA for Watchman Device

After a long and strange trip, developer and marketer of medical devices Boston Scientific has received green signal from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Watchman Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device in the United States. The manufacturing company was working on the device from a long time. Several times, it has been turned down by the federal agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

While confirming the approval, the company said that the device is an alternative to warfarin for the reduction of thromboembolism. According to the company headquartered in Marlborough, the new device will be available at different centers across the country, where the physicians will use it in cli...

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