Left atrial appendage clip occlusion: early clinical results.

  title={Left atrial appendage clip occlusion: early clinical results.},
  author={Sacha P. Salzberg and Andr{\'e} Plass and Maximillian Y Emmert and Lotus Desbiolles and Hatem Alkadhi and Jurg Gruenenfelder and Michele Genoni},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  volume={139 5},
OBJECTIVE Atrial fibrillation puts patients at significant risk for embolic stroke originating from the left atrial appendage. Few means are available for safe, effective, and durable left atrial appendage occlusion. A new clip device was evaluated with regard to safety and effectiveness for epicardial left atrial appendage occlusion. METHODS Patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing elective cardiac surgery through a median sternotomy were enrolled for concomitant epicardial clip… CONTINUE READING
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