Percutaneous left atrial appendage closure: procedural techniques and outcomes.

  title={Percutaneous left atrial appendage closure: procedural techniques and outcomes.},
  author={Jacqueline Saw and Mathieu Lempereur},
  journal={JACC. Cardiovascular interventions},
  volume={7 11},
Percutaneous left atrial appendage closure technology for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation has significantly advanced in the past 2 decades. Several devices are under clinical investigation, and a few have already received Conformité Européene (CE)-mark approval and are available in many countries. The WATCHMAN device (Boston Scientific, Natick, Massachusetts) has the most supportive data and is under evaluation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for warfarin… CONTINUE READING
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