An overview of current and emerging devices for percutaneous left atrial appendage closure

Chow, Danny H. F. and Wong, Yam-Hong and Park, Jai-Wun and Lam, Yat-Yin and De Potter, Tom and Rodés-Cabau, Josep and Asmarats, Lluis and Sandri, Marcus and Sideris, Eleftherios and McCaw, Trevor and Lee, Randall J. and Sievert, Horst and Søndergaard, Lars and De Backer, Ole (2019) An overview of current and emerging devices for percutaneous left atrial appendage closure. Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine, 29 (4). pp. 228-236. ISSN 1873-2615

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tcm.2018.08.008

Abstract

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is common and is a prominent risk factor for ischemic stroke. Oral anticoagulant (OAC) therapy has been the main strategy for stroke prevention in AF patients; however, OAC therapy carries a bleeding risk and is not tolerated by all patients. Left atrial appendage (LAA) closure offers a non-pharmacological alternative for stroke prevention in patients with non-valvular AF. In this update, an overview of current and emerging LAA occluders is given – with special attention to the key design features of every single device and, if available, preclinical or clinical data.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Atrial fibrillation, Stroke prevention, Left atrial appendage closure, Transcatheter
Faculty: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Lisa Blanshard
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2018 10:46
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2019 09:17
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/703728

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