Percutaneous closure of the left atrial appendage: a new option for the prevention of thromboembolic stroke


Oto A., AYTEMİR K. , OKUTUCU S. , KAYA E. B. , Sahiner L., Sabanov C., ...More

TURK KARDIYOLOJI DERNEGI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.39, no.8, pp.668-674, 2011 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.5543/tkda.2011.01727
  • Title of Journal : TURK KARDIYOLOJI DERNEGI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.668-674

Abstract

Objectives: Percutaneous left atrial appendage (LAA) closure is an important therapeutic option for prevention of thromboembolic stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), especially when contraindications exist for oral anticoagulation. We aimed to evaluate our short-term results of LAA closure (initial experience) using the WATCHMAN LAA system.