Percutaneous transcatheter left atrial appendage closure devices: role in the long-term management of atrial fibrillation.

OBJECTIVE Atrial fibrillation remains the most common cardiac rhythmic disorder worldwide and is associated with significant health hazards, most notably an increase in the rate of cerebrovascular events. Stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation has traditionally been managed with warfarin therapy which is encumbered by risk of bleeding, drug administration… CONTINUE READING