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Updated: J&J Moves Closer To PFA Approval; New Data Presented At Boston AF

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The AF Symposium in Boston Featured presentations of two trials of Johnson & Johnson/Biosense Webster’s Varipulse pulsed field ablation system and more safety data from the ADVENT trial of Boston Scientific’s Farapulse PFA.

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