There was a lively debate on this topic at ESC 2012.
One of the strategies proposed to reduce stroke in AF involves occlusion of the sack-like structure called the left atrial appendage. Two devices are being evaluated and nearing consideration for approval. There is a great deal of debate on these devices.
Here is my recap yesterday’s session.
ESC 2012: Left atrial appendage closure is NOT the therapy of choice for many patients with AF?
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Thanks, Dr. John. Another item to add to my AF toolbox.