New Trials and Fibrillations post up: Thoughts on left atrial appendage occlusion to prevent stroke in AF

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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