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LAA (Left Atrial Appendage) closure

Here you will find all the latest content on left atrial appendage (LAA) closure published on this website. Results are listed in chronological order.

Today, with an aging population, atrial fibrillation is more common and carries with it an increased risk of embolic cerebrovascular accidents. Anticoagulation strategies alone are not sufficient, and as a large proportion of the thrombus involved in these cerebrovascular accidents are seen to arise in the left atrial appendage (LAA), its closure, either surgically or by percutaneous methods, could reduce risk. Learn more about imaging, tools, devices and techniques as well as adjunctive pharmacotherapy, vascular access and bleeding here…

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PFO closure reduces recurrent strokes – a therapeutic promise is finally kept

22 May 2017

In patients with a patent foramen ovale (PFO) and cryptogenic stroke, percutaneous closure of the PFO has long been postulated to reduce the rate of recurrent strokes. However, up until now, trial data has failed to convincingly deliver a message of benefit for such an approach. Although the wait has been long, two recently reported trials finally seem to deliver on the therapeutic promise of PFO closure.

EuroPCR 2017 Highlights: Interventions for Stroke

20 May 2017

Interventional treatment of stroke is the future! M. Roffi and Ö. Göktekin along with L. N. Hopkins, neurosurgeon, explain how interventional cardiologists can respond to this challenge. Robust data supporting mechanical treatment of acute stroke increases daily. Until recently we believed intervention worked only within a 6 hour window, but now, the newly released DAWN trial shows that patient selection, IV r-tPA + clot retrieval can have a positive benefit for up to 24 hours after a stroke. An army of interventionalists is needed to treat the millions of eligible patients!

LAA closure

19 May 2017 – From EuroPCR 2017

Complex LAA closure interventions

18 May 2017 – From EuroPCR 2017

Moderated posters - session 3

18 May 2017 – From EuroPCR 2017

An image is worth 1,000 words

18 May 2017 – From EuroPCR 2017

Trials for peripheral intervention and stroke prevention

18 May 2017 – From EuroPCR 2017

Italy and Portugal share their most educational cases: tips and tricks for severe mitral disease percutaneous treatment

18 May 2017 – From EuroPCR 2017

An image is worth 1,000 words

18 May 2017 – From EuroPCR 2017

Innovating imaging for structural heart interventions

18 May 2017 – From EuroPCR 2017