Complex LAA closure interventions
Access to commented cases presented at EuroPCR 2017. Listen to your peers explaining how they managed particularly complicated cases. Discover their "tricks" to prevent catheter bleeding or perform LAA closure in complex anatomy and more.
3D printing for LAA closure - EuroIntervention
Device sizing for LAA closure using transoesophageal echocardiography (TEE) can be challenging due to complex LAA anatomy. Michaela M. Hell and team investigated whether the use of 3D-printed left atrial appendage (LAA) models based on preprocedural computed tomography (CT) permits accurate device sizing.
Printed MDCT 3D models for prediction of left atrial appendage (LAA) occluder device size: a feasibility study
EWOLUTION 1 year follow up results
The prospective study confirms the safety and efficacy of the WATCHMAN Left atrial appendage closure device in stroke risk reduction in patients with high risk of stroke, bleeding and multiple co-morbidities.
The AMPLATZER™ Amulet™ – facing the challenge of left atrial appendage occlusion
Over the last decade left atrial appendage occlusion has been a topic of intense clinical research
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 - From EUROPCR 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!
19 May 2017 – From EuroPCR 2017
Consult this session on LAA closure, that includes a LIVE demonstration from the Cardiovascular Centre, OLV Aalst - Aalst, Belgium.
Moderated posters - session 3
18 May 2017 – From EuroPCR 2017
How to start a left atrial appendage programme
With 25% of all individuals over the age of 45 being at risk of developing atrial fibrillation you might be interested as a young practitioner in starting your own LAAC programme…but where do you begin? Join D. Hildick-Smith, D. Holmes and Eric Brochet as they lead us through the various essential steps and clinical knowledge needed to face this still unmet need. In a track designed “By and For” Young specialists, they explore where you could find your proctors, how you can choose optimal candidates for this intervention and look at currently available data on such subjects as pharmacotherapy… Learn more by watching here.