Percutaneous left atrial appendage transcatheter occlusion (PLAATO) for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation: 2-year outcomes.

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PURPOSE In more than 90% of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), stroke is due to thrombotic embolization from the left atrial appendage (LAA). Transcatheter occlusion with percutaneous left atrial appendage transcatheter occlusion (PLAATO), a self-expanding, membrane- covered spherical nitinol cage, is feasible and an alternative to anticoagulation… (More)

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@article{Park2009PercutaneousLA, title={Percutaneous left atrial appendage transcatheter occlusion (PLAATO) for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation: 2-year outcomes.}, author={J W Park and Boris Leithaeuser and Ulrich Gerk and Martin Vrsansky and Friedrich Karl Jung}, journal={The Journal of invasive cardiology}, year={2009}, volume={21 9}, pages={446-50} }