Left-atrial appendage occluders: Recent advances and unresolved issues

Arwa Younis, Avishai Grupper, Roy Beinart, Michael Glikson

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Abstract

Mechanical treatment options for the management of atrial fibrillation are on the contemporary agenda of cardiology. In 2015 a European Heart Rhythm Association/European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions consensus document on catheter-based occlusion of the left-atrial appendage was published, and at that time, it was considered the most comprehensive updated reference on this topic. Since then, numerous publications have been added offering new techniques and additional clinical information regarding long-term outcomes. This chapter reviews the changes that have been introduced to the field since the publication of the aforementioned landmark document.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCardiovascular Thrombus
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Pathology and Clinical Presentations to Imaging, Pharmacotherapy and Interventions
PublisherElsevier
Pages515-533
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9780128126158
ISBN (Print)9780128126165
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018

Keywords

  • Amulet
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Bleeding
  • Left-atrial appendage occluder
  • Thrombus
  • Watchman

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