The Acorn Saga Continues
Executive SummaryAcorn Cardiovascular and Paracor Medical are frequently compared with one another because they are taking similar approaches to treating heart failure. Acorn has gone through a series of setbacks that have slowed its product development, but it's hoping that this third time is the charm. The company reached agreement with the FDA to embark on a 50-patient clinical trial that Acorn hopes leads to agency clearance of its CorCap device. (This is a sidebar to the article, "Paracor: Can a Mechanical Device Treat Heart Failure?")
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