Intraprocedural and long-term incomplete occlusion of the left atrial appendage following placement of the WATCHMAN device: a single center experience.

@article{Bai2012IntraproceduralAL,
  title={Intraprocedural and long-term incomplete occlusion of the left atrial appendage following placement of the WATCHMAN device: a single center experience.},
  author={Rong Bai and Rodney P. Horton and Luigi Di Biase and Prasant Mohanty and Agnes Pump and Deb S. Cardinal and Chantel Scallon and Sanghamitra Mohanty and Pasquale Santangeli and Mauricio Cereceda Brantes and Javier S{\'a}nchez and John David Burkhardt and Jason D. Zagrodzky and G. Joseph Gallinghouse and Andrea Di Natale},
  journal={Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={
          455-61
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Transcatheter left atrial appendage (LAA) closure with the WATCHMAN device has become one of the therapeutic options in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients who are at high risk for ischemic stroke. However, the incidence and evolution of incomplete occlusion of the LAA during and after placement of the WATCHMAN device has not been reported. METHODS AND RESULTS Fifty-eight consecutive patients who had undergone WATCHMAN device implant were included in the study. Intraprocedural, 45… CONTINUE READING
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