Continued Access to PREVAIL (CAP2) - WATCHMAN Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Closure Technology

Status:Active, not recruiting
Conditions:Atrial Fibrillation
Therapuetic Areas:Cardiology / Vascular Diseases
Age Range:18 - Any
Start Date:September 2012
End Date:March 2019

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Continued Access to PREVAIL (CAP2)- WATCHMAN Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Closure Technology

To provide additional information about the safety and efficacy of the WATCHMAN LAA Closure

This Continued Access Protocol is a prospective, non-randomized, multicenter study to allow
continued access to the WATCHMAN LAA Closure Technology during the data analysis, reporting
and review of the PREVAIL pivotal study Pre-Market Application by FDA.

Inclusion Criteria: A subject may be enrolled in the study if all of the following
inclusion criteria are met:

1. The subject is 18 years of age or older

2. The subject has documented paroxysmal, persistent, or permanent non- valvular atrial
fibrillation (i.e., the subject has not been diagnosed with rheumatic mitral valvular
heart disease)

3. The subject is eligible for long-term warfarin therapy

4. The subject has a calculated CHADS2 score of 2 or greater; Subjects with a CHADS2
score of 1 may be included if any of the following apply (according to the ACC/AHA/ESC
2006 Guidelines for the Management of

Subjects with Atrial Fibrillation subjects requiring warfarin therapy):

- The subject is a female age 75 or older

- The subject has a baseline Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction (LVEF) > 30% and <

- The subject is age 65-74 and has diabetes or coronary artery disease

- The subject is age 65 or greater and has documented congestive heart failure

5. The subject or legal representative is able to understand and willing to provide
written informed consent to participate in the trial

6. The subject is able and willing to return for required follow-up visits and

Exclusion Criteria:

Subjects will be excluded from the study if they meet any of the following criteria:

1. The subject requires long-term warfarin therapy (i.e., even if the device is
implanted, the subjects would not be eligible to discontinue warfarin due to other
medical conditions requiring chronic warfarin therapy). Additionally, a subject with
any of the following is excluded:

- Thrombosis occurring at a young age (<40 years old)

- Idiopathic or recurrent venous thromboembolism

- Thrombosis at an unusual site (i.e., cerebral veins, hepatic veins,renal veins,
inferior vena cava, mesenteric veins)

- Family history of venous thromboembolism or of inherited prothrombotic disorder

- Recurrence or extension of thrombosis while adequately anticoagulated

2. The subject is contraindicated for warfarin therapy or cannot tolerate long-term
warfarin therapy

3. The subject is contraindicated or allergic to aspirin

4. The subject is indicated for antiplatelet therapy other than aspirin (for example, a
subject indicated for clopidogrel, prasugrel, ticlopidine or ticagrelor due to DES is
excluded from enrollment during the dosing regimen). A subject completing a course of
antiplatelet therapy may be enrolled after a 7 day washout period

5. The subject had any interventional or surgical procedure within 30 days prior to
enrollment or is planning to have an interventional or surgical procedure in the time
between the WATCHMAN device implant and 45-day TEE (e.g., cardioversion, ablation,
cataract surgery, dental surgery)

6. The subject had a prior stroke or TIA within the 90 days prior to enrollment

7. The subject has had an MI within 90 days prior to enrollment

8. The subject has a history of atrial septal repair or has an ASD/PFO device

9. The subject has an implanted mechanical valve prosthesis

10. The subject suffers from New York Heart Association Class IV Congestive Heart Failure
at the time of enrollment

11. The subject has symptomatic carotid disease (defined as >50% stenosis with symptoms of
ipsilateral transient or visual TIA evidenced by amaurosis fugax, ipsilateral
hemispheric TIAs or ipsilateral stroke); if subject has a history of carotid stent or
endarterectomy the subject is eligible if there is < 50% stenosis

12. The subject's AF is defined by a single occurrence of AF

13. The subject had a transient case of AF (i.e., secondary to CABG, interventional
procedure, etc.)

14. The subject's left atrial appendage is obliterated

15. The subject has undergone heart transplantation

16. The subject is currently treated with antibiotics for an active infection

17. The subject has a resting heart rate > 110 bpm

18. The subject has thrombocytopenia (defined as < 70,000 platelets/mm3) or anemia with
hemoglobin concentration of < 10 g/dl (i.e., anemia as determined by the investigator
which would require transfusion)

19. The subject is actively enrolled in a concurrent clinical study of an investigational
drug or investigational device (study specifics may be reviewed with the sponsor prior
to enrollment to confirm a concurrent study will not interfere with the outcomes of
this study)

20. The subject participated in any of the following studies: PROTECT AF, CAP Registry, or
PREVAIL. If the subject received a subject ID number for a prior WATCHMAN study, the
subject may not be enrolled. PROTECT AF control subjects may be considered for
participation if they have completed 5 year follow up

21. The subject is pregnant or pregnancy is planned during the course of the investigation

22. The subject has a life expectancy of less than two years

23. The subject is unable to complete follow-up visits for the duration of the study

Echo Exclusion Criteria

A subject is excluded from the study if any of the following echocardiographic exclusion
criteria (as assessed via TTE and TEE) are met:

1. The subject has LVEF < 30%

2. The subject has intracardiac thrombus or dense spontaneous echo contrast as visualized
by TEE and determined by the echocardiographer within 2 days prior to implant

3. The subject has an existing pericardial effusion > 2mm

4. The subject has a high risk patent foramen ovale (PFO) with an atrial septal aneurysm
excursion > 15mm or length > 15mm

5. The subject has a high risk PFO with a large shunt defined as early, within 3 beats or
substantial passage of bubbles

6. The subject has significant mitral valve stenosis (i.e., MV <1.5 cm2)

7. The subject has complex atheroma with mobile plaque of the descending aorta or aortic

8. The subject has a cardiac tumor
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