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The purpose of this study is to test the safety and effectiveness of an Irrigated Ablation System for the treatment of symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Subject), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation
SJM Irrigated Cardiac Ablation System, FDA approved Open Irrigated RF Ablation System
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Enrolling by invitation
St. Jude Medical
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:11:00-0400
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