Rose Medical Center August 04, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEDIA CONTACT:

Julie Hogan
Director of Marketing & Public Affairs
Rose Medical Center
Office: 303.320.2694
Mobile: 303.408.8039
Julie.Hogan@HealthONEcares.com 

Denver - August 2, 2017 - Rose Medical Center has enrolled the first two patients in the new CONVERGE Clinical Study. Both patients were the first in Denver and the surrounding states to be part of the FDA clinical trial being conducted by AtriCure, Inc.

The CONVERGE Study evaluates the safety and efficacy of the AtriCure EPi-Sense®-AF Guided Coagulation System with VisiTrax® for the treatment of symptomatic persistent Atrial Fibrillation (AF) patients, refractory or intolerant to at least one Class I or Class III anti-arrhythmic drug (AAD). The EPi-Sense-AF Guided Coagulation System with VisiTrax was designed to create line patterns that are complete and do not have any gaps. It is thought that gaps in the treated area may be the reason why some people who have an ablation procedure to treat AF, continue to have AF even after they undergo the ablation procedure.

The Convergent Procedure is a combined epicardial-endocardial minimally invasive (closed-chest) ablation that is performed in the EP lab, surgical suite or hybrid suite. The study will enroll 153 patients and is expected to run through the end of 2017. The principal investigators from Rose Medical Center are Dr. Christopher Stees and Dr. Jason Sperling.

If you are interested in participating in the CONVERGE Study, please contact Debbie Dahler, (303)226-4641. To learn more about the CONVERGE Study, please visit www.AFibClinicalTrial.org or ClinicalTrials.gov.

About Rose Medical Center

Well known as a Denver institution and a 9th Avenue landmark for nearly 70 years, Rose Medical Center has earned its reputation as Denver's "Baby Hospital" while becoming a leader in comprehensive women's care, orthopedics and total joint replacement, heart and vascular care, weight-loss treatment, cancer care, surgical services, internal medicine and emergency care. With origins in Jewish teachings, traditions and community, Rose's founders built this hospital to "serve the need of every creed." By offering a high level of expertise and service across all disciplines, Rose has truly become a destination hospital, attracting patients from throughout Colorado and around the world.