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Percutaneous Left Atrial Appendage Ligation for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation

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Miguel Valderrábano ,

Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, US
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Matthew J. Price

Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, California, US
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Abstract

Prevention of thromboembolic complications in atrial fibrillation remains a tremendous clinical challenge. Knowledge that the left atrial appendage (LAA) is the most common anatomical origin of cardioembolic strokes1 has been the main motivation to develop clinical and procedural strategies to exclude the LAA from the circulation, either surgically or percutaneously. This review discusses the rationale behind these strategies, their relative merits, and future prospects for LAA exclusion strategies.

How to Cite: 1. Valderrábano M, Price MJ. Percutaneous Left Atrial Appendage Ligation for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation. Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal. 2015;11(2):94-99. DOI: http://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-11-2-94
Published on 01 Apr 2015.
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