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The FDA has the authority to require sponsors to perform a post-approval study (or studies) at the time of approval of a premarket approval (PMA), humanitarian device exemption (HDE), or product development protocol (PDP) application. Post-approval studies can provide patients, health care professionals, the device industry, the FDA and other stakeholders information on the continued safety and effectiveness (or continued probable benefit, in the case of an HDE) of approved medical devices. This database allows you to search Post-Approval Study information by applicant or device information.

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Cryo AF Global Registry PAS

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Study Status Study Pending
Application Number P100010 S098/ PAS001
Date Current Protocol Accepted  
Study Name Cryo AF Global Registry PAS
General Study Protocol Parameters
Study Design Prospective Cohort Study
Data Source Sponsor Registry
Comparison Group No Control
Analysis Type Descriptive
Study Population Transit. Adolescent B (as adults) : 18-21 yrs, Adult: >21
Detailed Study Protocol Parameters
Study Design Description This is a multi-center prospective new enrollment study utilizing a sponsor-led registry to estimate the 36-month freedom from Atrial Fibrillation recurrence in patients treated with the Arctic Front Cryoablation system for Persistent Atrial Fibrillation.
Study Population Description Patients at sites participating in Medtronic’s Cryoablation Registry, who are 18 years of age or older and are recommended for ablation with the Artic Front Cardiac Cryoablation Catheter System for treatment of persistent atrial fibrillation.
Sample Size Up to 400 subjects will be enrolled in the study to obtain a minimum sample size of 355 patients treated. This sample size was determined to ensure sufficient statistical precision around the three-estimate of treatment effectiveness.
Data Collection The Primary Effectiveness endpoint will be freedom from recurrence of Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Flutter, or Atrial Tachycardia at 36-months post treatment.
The Primary Safety Endpoint is the severe adverse event rate through 12-months post-procedure.
Additional endpoints will: characterize the cryoablation procedure in terms of acute procedural success, time in the cath lab, duration of procedure, duration of fluoroscopy, etc. The change in Quality of Life from baseline through 36 months will be estimated using the EuroQoL five-dimension questionnaire. All adverse events occurring through 36-months will also be summarized.
Follow-up Visits and Length of Follow-up Subjects will be followed for up to 36-months post-procedure.

Cryo AF Global Registry PAS Schedule

Report Schedule
Date Due
FDA Receipt
Applicant's Reporting Status
six month report 05/15/2021 05/17/2021 Overdue/Received
1 year report 11/15/2021 11/15/2021 On Time
18 month report 05/15/2022 05/13/2022 On Time
2 year report 11/15/2022    
3 year report 11/15/2023    
4 year report 11/15/2024    

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