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Percutaneous left atrial appendage occlusion in patients with atrial fibrillation and left appendage thrombus: feasibility, safety and clinical efficacy

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Giuseppe Tarantini1; Gianpiero D'Amico2; Azeem Latib3; Matteo Montorfano4; Patrizio Mazzone5; Gaetano Fassini6; Anna Maltagliati7; Federico Ronco8; Salvatore Saccà9; Ignatio Cruz-Gonzalez10; Reda Ibrahim11; Xavier Freixa12;

1. University of Padova, Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Sciences, Padova, ITALY; 2. Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Sciences, University of Padua Medical School, Italy; 3. Interventional Cardiology Unit, EMO-GVM Centro Cuore Columbus, Milan, Italy Interventional Cardiology Unit, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy; 4. Interventional Cardiology Unit, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy; 5. Arrhythmia Unit and Electrophysiology Laboratories, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy; 6. Centro Cardiologico Monzino, Milan, Italy; 7. Centro Cardiologico Monzino, Milan, Italy; 8. Cardiovascular Department, Interventional Cardiology, Ospedale dell'Angelo, Mestre-Venezia, Italy; 9. Cardiology Department, Mirano General Hospital, Mirano, Italy; 10. University Hospital of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain; 11. Montreal Heart Institute, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; 12. Department of Cardiology, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Aims: To investigate the feasibility, safety and efficacy of percutaneous closure for prevention of thromboembolic events in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and left atrial appendage (LAA) thrombus.

Methods and results: The study included …

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