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An overview of current and emerging devices for percutaneous left atrial appendage closure
journal contributionposted on 2023-07-26, 14:28 authored by Danny H. F. Chow, Yam-Hong Wong, Jai-Wun Park, Yat-Yin Lam, Tom De Potter, Josep Rodés-Cabau, Lluis Asmarats, Marcus Sandri, Eleftherios Sideris, Trevor McCaw, Randall J. Lee, Horst Sievert, Lars Søndergaard, Ole De Backer
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.
Publication titleTrends in Cardiovascular Medicine