Agenda: The committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding general issues related to the use of ultrafiltration devices in the treatment of extracellular body fluid overload in patients experiencing heart failure. Specifically, the committee will address the use of these devices in patients experiencing heart failure in the following terms: Identifying the most appropriate heart failure patients for whom these treatments should be indicated, determining where these treatments fit within the spectrum of treatment options, and defining what level of clinical evidence is necessary toadequately evaluate and provide labeling for these devices.
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Procedure: Interested persons may present data, information, or views, orally or in writing, on issues pending before the committee. Written submissions may be made to the contact person on or before June 1, 2009. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., and between approximately 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Those desiring to make formal oral presentations should notify the contact person and submit a brief statement of the general nature of the evidence or arguments they wish to present, the names and addresses of proposed participants, and an indication of the approximate time requested to make their presentation on or before May 28, 2009. Time allotted for each presentation may be limited. If the number of registrants requesting to speak is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the scheduled open public hearing session, FDA may conduct a lottery to determine the speakers for the scheduled open public hearing session. The contact person will notify interested persons regarding their request to speak by May 29, 2009.
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