Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion as an Alternative to Anticoagulation

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Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion as an Alternative to Anticoagulation

June 14, 2021 Medicine and Medical 0

Because blood clots form largely in the left atrial appendage in non-valvular atrial fibrillation, there is a greatly increased risk of embolic stroke (LAA). Anticoagulant therapy on a long-term basis or interventional LAA blockage are two ways to avert embolic occurrences. Physical LAA occlusion used to necessitate surgical excision or suture or stapler exclusion. Various clinical investigations now show that LAA occlusion utilising various interventional occluder devices is safe, efficacious, and therapeutically successful. After demonstrating the safety, therapeutic value, and cost-effectiveness of LAA occlusion, the use of such implants has become a valuable alternative for stroke prevention in patients who cannot take anticoagulants.

Author (s) Details

Ibrahim Akin
First Department of Medicine, University Medical Centre Mannheim (UMM), Faculty of Medicine Mannheim, University of Heidelberg, 68167 Mannheim, Germany.

Christian Fastner
First Department of Medicine, University Medical Centre Mannheim (UMM), Faculty of Medicine Mannheim, University of Heidelberg, 68167 Mannheim, Germany.

Christoph A. Nienaber
Royal Brompton Hospital and Harefield Trust, London SW3 6NP, United Kingdom.

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