The WATCHMAN left atrial appendage closure device for atrial fibrillation.

@article{MoebiusWinkler2012TheWL,
  title={The WATCHMAN left atrial appendage closure device for atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Sven Moebius-Winkler and Marcus Sandri and Norman Mangner and Phillip C Lurz and Ingo Daehnert and Gerhard A. Schuler},
  journal={Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE},
  year={2012},
  volume={60}
}
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, affecting an estimated 6 million people in the United States (1). Since AF affects primarily elderly people, its prevalence increases parallel with age. As such, it is expected that 15.9 million Americans will be affected by the year 2050 (2). Ischemic stroke occurs in 5% of non-anticoagulated AF patients each year. Current treatments for AF include rate control, rhythm control and prevention of stroke (3). The American College of… CONTINUE READING
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