Left Atrial Appendage Closure: Initial Experience with the Watchman Device
Keywords:atrial fibrillation, left atrial appendage, LAA closure, Watchman device, stroke, anticoagulation
We herein present the first left atrial appendage (LAA) percutaneous closure procedure performed in our Institution with use of the Watchman device in an 82-year old woman with atrial fibrillation, unable to continue receiving anticoagulation therapy due to bleeding complications. A propos with this case, we discuss the data related to this therapeutic approach geared to prevent thromboembolism in patients with atrial fibrillation and contraindications to treatment with anticoagulants.
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