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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089095/characteristics-of-anatomy-and-function-of-the-left-atrial-appendage-and-their-relationships-in-patients-with-cardioembolic-stroke-a-3-dimensional-transesophageal-echocardiography-study
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Yuki Matsumoto, Yoshihiro Morino, Akiko Kumagai, Maiko Hozawa, Motoyuki Nakamura, Yasuo Terayama, Atsushi Tashiro
BACKGROUND: Increasing attention is being paid to the left atrial appendage (LAA) in the context of risk stratification in cardioembolic stroke (CES) and the requirement for meticulous planning of percutaneous closure device implantation. However, detailed systematic assessment of the LAA remains limited. METHODS: This study evaluated the anatomy and function of LAA using 3-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (3D-TEE) on 194 consecutive patients older than 50 years old hospitalized exclusively for CES...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073645/percutaneous-closure-of-a-whale-tail-left-atrial-appendage
#2
Xavier Freixa, Alejandro Panaro, Julio Carballo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 7, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065447/percutaneous-left-atrial-appendage-closure-followed-by-single-antiplatelet-therapy-short-and-mid-term-outcomes
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Zakaria Jalal, Marie-Lou Dinet, Nicolas Combes, Xavier Pillois, Pauline Renou, Igor Sibon, Xavier Iriart, Jean-Benoît Thambo
BACKGROUND: After left atrial appendage closure (LAAC), various antithrombotic protocols have been suggested, but the optimal post-procedural antithrombotic strategy is still under debate. AIMS: To investigate the efficacy and safety of LAAC with an AMPLATZER™ Cardiac Plug (ACP) device (St. Jude Medical, Minneapolis, MN, USA) followed by single antiplatelet therapy. METHODS: Consecutive patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation and a contraindication for oral anticoagulants who underwent LAAC with an ACP device between 2012 and 2014 in two French centres were included...
January 3, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041899/left-atrial-appendage-closure-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-previous-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Pauline Renou, Jean-Benoît Thambo, Xavier Iriart, Stéphanie Nicot, Nathanael Kabore, Zakaria Jalal, Stéphane Olindo, Sabrina Debruxelles, Mathilde Poli, François Rouanet, Igor Sibon
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) may be considered in patients with atrial fibrillation and contraindication for long-term anticoagulation. This study aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of LAAC followed by single antiplatelet therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation and previous spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). METHODS: In this explorative, prospective, single-center study, consecutive patients who underwent LAAC because of previous spontaneous ICH over a period of 4 years were analyzed...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013284/ct-sizing-for-left-atrial-appendage-closure-is-associated-with-favourable-outcomes-for-procedural-safety
#5
Adil Rajwani, Adam J Nelson, Masoumeh G Shirazi, Patrick J S Disney, Karen S L Teo, Dennis T L Wong, Glenn D Young, Stephen G Worthley
AIMS: We evaluated the utility of computerized tomography (CT) with respect to sizing work-up for percutaneous left atrial appendage (LAA) closure, and implications for procedural safety and outcomes. METHODS AND RESULTS: Contrast-enhanced multi-detector CT was routinely conducted to guide sizing for LAA closure in addition to transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE). Procedural safety and efficacy were prospectively assessed. Across 73 consecutive cases there were no device-related procedural complications, and no severe leaks...
December 24, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011105/a-guide-to-transseptal-access
#6
Enes E Gul, Adrian Baranchuk, Benedict M Glover
Transseptal access is commonly performed for any procedure that requires access to the left side of the heart such as catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation, left atrial tachycardia, left-sided accessory pathways, ventricular tachycardia, left atrial appendage closure, percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty, and mitral valve repair. To perform this in a safe and effective manner it is important that the operator has a detailed knowledge of the relevant anatomy, the technique required, and the ability to deal with difficult cases and complications...
October 21, 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001014/stroke-prevention-in-atrial-fibrillation-with-left-atrial-appendage-closure
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Chad J Zack, Erin A Fender, David R Holmes
Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) are at risk for stroke and thromboembolism. Oral anticoagulants (OAC) are effective therapies to reduce the risk of stroke; however these agents also increase the risk of bleeding complications. Concerns over bleeding contribute to significant under treatment and leave a substantial proportion of patients at risk for a serious or life-threatening stroke. Identification of the left atrial appendage (LAA) as the major site of pathogenic thrombus formation in AF patients has led to the development of devices which exclude the appendage from systemic circulation...
December 20, 2016: Minerva Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995471/percutaneous-closure-of-a%C3%A2-left-atrial-appendage-with-relevant-suture-dehiscence
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L Kleinebrecht, V Veulemans, A Polzin, M Kelm, T Zeus
Atrial fibrillation is a widespread disease and highly relevant as it carries an extended risk for ischaemic stroke. Surgical closure of the left atrial appendage is routinely performed during open heart surgery in patients with atrial fibrillation with the aim of thromboembolic protection. In this report we present a successful percutaneous closure of a left atrial appendage, which showed clinically relevant suture dehiscence several years after surgical closure.
December 19, 2016: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979034/interventional-left-atrial-appendage-closure-vs-novel-anticoagulation-agents-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-indicated-for-long-term-anticoagulation-prague-17-study
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Pavel Osmancik, Petr Tousek, Dalibor Herman, Petr Neuzil, Pavel Hala, Josef Stasek, Ludek Haman, Petr Kala, Martin Poloczek, Marian Branny, Jan Chovancik, Pavel Cervinka, Jiri Holy, Vlastimil Vancura, Richard Rokyta, Milos Taborsky, Tomas Kovarnik, David Zemanek, Petr Peichl, Sarka Haskova, Jiri Jarkovsky, Petr Widimsky
: Atrial fibrillation (AF), with a prevalence of 1% to 2%, is the most common cardiac arrhythmia. Without antithrombotic treatment, the annual risk of a cardioembolic event is 5% to 6%. The source of a cardioembolic event is a thrombus, which is usually formed in the left atrial appendage (LAA). Prevention of cardioembolic events involves treatment with anticoagulant drugs: either vitamin K antagonists or, recently, novel oral anticoagulants (NOAC). The other (nonpharmacologic) option for the prevention of a cardioembolic event involves interventional occlusion of the LAA...
January 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925332/left-atrial-appendage-closure-with-the-new-occlutech%C3%A2-device-first-in-man-experience-and-neurological-outcome
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Barbara Bellmann, Steffen Schnupp, Peter Kühnlein, Christian Javernik, Caroline Kleinecke, Andreas Rillig, Ulf Landmesser, Johannes Brachmann, Jai-Wun Park
AIMS: Percutaneous left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) is a valuable treatment option for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation and a HAS-BLED-Score ≥3. Determinants of procedural safety events and neurological outcome of the patients with the Occlutech device (OD) are not established yet. METHODS AND RESULTS: Between 2012 and 2016, 30 patients underwent LAAC using the OD. This is a prospective study. Neurological examination and transesophageal echocardiography was performed directly before and after the procedure and after 1, 3, and 12 months...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898435/percutaneous-left-atrial-appendage-closure-current-state-of-the-art
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Mohammad-Ali Jazayeri, Venkat Vuddanda, Valay Parikh, Dhanunjaya R Lakkireddy
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The authors reviewed the seminal and more recent literature surrounding the major modalities for percutaneous left atrial appendage closure used in contemporary practice, with particular emphasis on safety and efficacy, technical challenges, and future developments. RECENT FINDINGS: Along with the continued practice of surgical left atrial appendage closure, which has evolved substantially with the advent of clipping techniques, a number of percutaneous methods have been developed to close the left atrial appendage with endocardial, epicardial, and hybrid approaches...
January 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860249/left-atrial-appendage-closure-initial-experience-with-the-ultraseal-device
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Ander Regueiro, Mathieu Bernier, Gilles O'Hara, Kim O'Connor, Jean-Michel Paradis, Jonathan Beaudoin, Tania Rodriguez-Gabella, Jean Champagne, Josep Rodés-Cabau
OBJECTIVES: We report the initial experience of percutaneous left atrial appendage (LAA) closure with the Ultraseal device. BACKGROUND: LAA closure is an alternative to oral anticoagulation for stroke prevention in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) and high risk of bleeding. The Ultraseal device is a new LAA closure prosthesis that consists of a distal soft bulb and a proximal sail attached by an articulating joint that allows a high degree of device conformability to the different variations of the LAA anatomy...
November 17, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826128/durability-of-wide-area-left-atrial-appendage-isolation-results-from-extensive-catheter-ablation-for-treatment-of-persistent-atrial-fibrillation
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Bruno Reissmann, Andreas Rillig, Erik Wissner, Roland Tilz, Michael Schlüter, Christian Sohns, Christian Heeger, Shibu Mathew, Tilman Maurer, Christine Lemes, Thomas Fink, Peter Wohlmuth, Francesco Santoro, Johannes Riedl, Feifan Ouyang, Karl-Heinz Kuck, Andreas Metzner
BACKGROUND: Extensive ablation strategies are currently performed in addition to pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) to improve the clinical outcome of patients with drug-refractory persistent atrial fibrillation (AF). Ablation of complex fractionated atrial electrograms (CFAEs), linear lesions, and/or isolation of the left atrial appendage (LAA) are thought to improve arrhythmia-free survival. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the durability of wide-area left atrial appendage isolation (LAAI) achieved by PVI, an anterior line, and a mitral isthmus line...
November 5, 2016: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824417/-anticoagulation-and-new-therapeutic-options-in-atrial-fibrillation
#14
Karl Mischke
Oral anticoagulation plays an essential role in the treatment of patients with atrial fibrillation as it is indicated for most patients to reduce the risk of stroke. It is prudent to assess the risks of stroke and bleeding using the CHA2DS2-VASc and HAS-BLED scores. Oral anticoagulation is indicated in general for all patients with valvular atrial fibrillation (atrial fibrillation in moderate to severe mitral stenosis or mechanical prosthetic valve) as well as for patients with a CHA2DS2-VASc-Score of 1 - 2 points or higher...
October 2016: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816552/post-fda-approval-initial-us-clinical-experience-with-watchman-left-atrial-appendage-closure-for-stroke-prevention-in-atrial-fibrillation
#15
Vivek Y Reddy, Douglas N Gibson, Saibal Kar, William O'Neill, Shephal K Doshi, Rodney P Horton, Maurice Buchbinder, Nicole T Gordon, David R Holmes
BACKGROUND: Left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) using the Watchman device was FDA-approved as a stroke prevention alternative to warfarin for patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. However, clinical decision-making is confounded by the fact that while LAAC avoids the anticoagulant-related lifetime risk of bleeding, implantation is associated with up-front complications. Thus, enthusiasm for LAAC as a treatment option has been appropriately tempered, particularly as the therapy is introduced beyond the clinical trial sites into general clinical practice...
November 2, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815629/pulmonary-artery-perforation-and-coronary-air-embolism-two-fatal-outcomes-in-percutaneous-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion
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J Zwirner, R Bayer, C Hädrich, A Bollmann, N Klein, J Dreßler, B Ondruschka
Percutaneous left atrial appendage (LAA) closure is a routinely performed method to reduce the risk of stroke in patients suffering from atrial fibrillation, when an oral anticoagulation is no longer indicated due to relevant bleeding complications. Currently, the Amplatzer Amulet and the Watchman system are two equally used systems. While there is an acute success rate of more than 95 per cent for this intervention, several minor and major complications such as pericardial effusions, air embolism, vascular lesions in proximity to the heart or even death can occur...
January 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807929/imaging-for-percutaneous-left-atrial-appendage-closure
#17
Roshan Prakash, Jacqueline Saw
Percutaneous left atrial appendage (LAA) closure is increasingly performed worldwide as an alternative to long-term oral anticoagulation, especially for patients who are considered ineligible for anticoagulation. This is a complex procedure with success that hinges upon good understanding of the LAA and surrounding structures anatomy. Multimodality imaging can provide important three-dimensional appreciation of the LAA anatomy, which facilitates procedural safety and success. Thus, proceduralists and imagers involved with LAA closure should have good comprehension of such imaging modalities (cardiac CT angiography, transesophageal echocardiography, and/or intracardiac echocardiography) prior to embarking on this procedure...
November 3, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800191/successful-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-with-the-new-generation-amulet%C3%A2-device-after-late-occurring-embolization-of-an-amplatzer%C3%A2-cardiac-plug-in-a-patient-with-repetitive-strokes
#18
Marco R Schroeter, Wolfgang Schillinger
The Amplatzer Cardiac Plug (ACP) is one of the most commonly used devices for percutaneous left atrial appendage (LAA) closure in order to prevent a stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation and contraindication for long-term oral anticoagulation therapy. We have previously described a patient who had experienced an embolization of the ACP device about 12 months after implantation and the device could be percutaneously retrieved. A few years later, he suffered from a posterior stroke and a stroke located in the brainstem as well as a transischemic attack (TIA)...
2016: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746992/percutaneous-left-atrial-appendage-closure-here-to-stay
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Lim Eng, Jacqueline Saw
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720416/safety-and-effectiveness-of-percutaneous-closure-of-left-atrial-appendage-in-patients-with-intracranial-hemorrhage
#20
Ignacio Cruz-González, Juan C Rama-Merchan, Sandra Martínez-Peralta, Luis López-Mesonero, Javier Rodríguez-Collado, Pedro L Sánchez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
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