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Left atrial appendage closure for stroke prevention: what every interventional cardiologist should know

With an unrestricted educational grant from BOSTON SCIENTIFIC

Chairperson: M.W. Bergmann

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Learning Objectives

  • To understand the new evidence for left atrial appendage closure including the PREVAIL trial results
  • To define patient selection and access for left atrial appendage closure while understanding implant mechanics and tissue reaction among current devices
  • To discuss the role of left atrial appendage closure versus anticoagulation for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation especially in patients with comorbidities requiring antithrombotic therapy

Presentations available when logged in:

  • Differences among devices: the pathophysiologist's point of view
  • Introduction and objectives
  • Pivotal data for left atrial appendage closure and its meaning for daily practice: the PROTECT atrial fibrillation and PREVAIL trials
  • Take-home message