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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650978/percutaneous-closure-of-left-atrial-appendage-significantly-affects-lipidome-metabolism
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G Yücel, M Behnes, C Barth, A Wenke, B Sartorius, K Mashayekhi, B Yazdani, T Bertsch, J Rusnak, A Saleh, U Hoffmann, C Fastner, S Lang, X Zhou, K Sattler, M Borggrefe, I Akin
Patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) and a high risk for oral anticoagulation can be treated by percutaneous implantation of left atrial appendage occlusion devices (LAAC) to reduce the risk of cardio-embolic stroke. This study evaluates whether LAAC may influence lipid metabolism, which has never been investigated before. Patients with successful LAAC were included consecutively. Venous peripheral blood samples of patients were collected immediately before (T0, baseline) and 6 months after (T1, mid-term) LAAC...
April 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649819/patent-foramen-ovale-and-cryptogenic-stroke-or-transient-ischemic-attack-to-close-or-not-to-close-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#2
Simona Lattanzi, Francesco Brigo, Claudia Cagnetti, Mario Di Napoli, Mauro Silvestrini
BACKGROUND: The optimal strategy of secondary stroke prevention in patients with patent foramen ovale (PFO) is controversial. This study was performed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the device closure (DC) versus the medical therapy (MT) in patients with cryptogenic stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) and PFO. SUMMARY: Randomized controlled trials with active and control groups receiving the DC plus MT and MT alone in patients with history of cryptogenic stroke/TIA and diagnosis of PFO were systematically searched...
April 12, 2018: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622159/device-related-thrombosis-after-percutaneous-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-for-atrial-fibrillation
#3
Laurent Fauchier, Alexandre Cinaud, François Brigadeau, Antoine Lepillier, Bertrand Pierre, Selim Abbey, Marjaneh Fatemi, Frederic Franceschi, Paul Guedeney, Peggy Jacon, Olivier Paziaud, Sandrine Venier, Jean Claude Deharo, Daniel Gras, Didier Klug, Jacques Mansourati, Gilles Montalescot, Olivier Piot, Pascal Defaye
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion is an alternative strategy for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine the incidence, predictors, and prognosis of thrombus formation on devices in patients with AF who were treated with LAA closure. METHODS: The study retrospectively analyzed data from patients treated with 2 LAA closure devices seen in 8 centers in France from February 2012 to January 2017...
April 10, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609808/bi-atrial-function-before-and-after-percutaneous-closure-of-atrial-septum-in-patients-with-and-without-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-a-2-d-and-3-d-speckle-tracking-echocardiographic-study
#4
Antonio Vitarelli, Carlo Gaudio, Enrico Mangieri, Lidia Capotosto, Gaetano Tanzilli, Serafino Ricci, Nicola Viceconte, Attilio Placanica, Giuseppe Placanica, Rasul Ashurov
Our aim was to analyze atrial function with 2-D (2-D-STE) and 3-D (3-D-STE) speckle tracking echocardiography in patients with atrial septal devices and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF). One hundred sixteen patients and a subgroup of 22 patients who developed PAF after device insertion were studied. Left atrial and right atrial peak longitudinal strain and standard deviations of time to peak strain (TPS) were calculated using 2-D-STE. The left atrial/right atrial emptying fraction and expansion index were determined using 3-D-STE...
March 30, 2018: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29590404/intraoperative-customized-double-patch-device-with-twin-sutures-for-multiple-muscular-septal-defects
#5
Gananjay G Salve, Shreepal A Jain, Bharti Sharma, Manglesh S Nimbalkar, Sandip S Katkade, Jeril Kurien, Nilesh S Bhadane, Bharat V Dalvi, Raman Krishna Kumar, Krishnanaik Shivaprakash
OBJECTIVES: Closure of multiple muscular ventricular septal defects (VSDs) remains a challenge because of anatomical complexity. METHODS: We mapped all the VSDs using en face reconstruction of the right ventricular septal surface through echocardiography and then performed an 'Intraoperative Customized Double-Patch Device' technique to surgically close them in 39 patients (male:female = 25:14). The median age of the patients was 6 months (2 months-10 years), and mean weight was 5...
March 26, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29590386/surgical-management-of-the-left-atrial-appendage-a-must-or-a-myth
#6
Thorsten Hanke
Surgical treatment of the left atrial appendage (LAA) has increased over the past few years. The most serious complication of atrial fibrillation is a cerebral cardioembolic stroke. In most patients with atrial fibrillation, the LAA is the anatomical source of the embolism. Several surgical techniques for occluding the LAA using different devices have been developed with different prospects of success. It is still not clear which of these techniques represents the optimum treatment for reducing the incidence of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation...
April 1, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29564664/long-term-outcomes-following-percutaneous-left-atrial-appendage-closure-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-contraindications-to-anticoagulation
#7
Ander Regueiro, Ignacio Cruz-Gonzalez, Armando Bethencourt, Luis Nombela-Franco, Jean Champagne, Luis Asmarats, Pilar Jiménez-Quevedo, Tania Rodriguez-Gabella, Juan Carlos Rama-Merchan, Rishi Puri, Gilles O'Hara, Josep Rodés-Cabau
PURPOSE: We aimed to evaluate the late clinical outcomes of percutaneous LAA closure in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and contraindication to oral anticoagulation. METHODS: Consecutive AF patients with contraindications to oral anticoagulation who underwent successful LAA closure between December 2008 and March 2013 at four centers were included. RESULTS: A total of 101 patients (median age 76 [IQR 69-80] years, 48% women, mean CHA2 DS2 -VASc 5 ± 2; HAS-BLED 4 ± 1) were included...
March 21, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29564543/impact-of-chronic-kidney-disease-on-watchman-implantation-experience-with-300-consecutive-left-atrial-appendage-closures-at-a-single-center
#8
Xin Xue, Lisheng Jiang, Erich Duenninger, Manuela Muenzel, Shaofeng Guan, Adam Fazakas, Fanzhou Cheng, Juergen Illnitzky, Thorsten Keil, Jiangtao Yu
The prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is high in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) has been recognized as an efficient alternative to oral anticoagulation for the prevention of thromboembolic events in patients with non-valvular AF (NVAF); however, the long-term safety and efficacy of LAAC in patients with CKD remain unclear. This study was designed to provide data regarding the safety and efficacy of LAAC in NVAF patients with CKD. A real-world analysis of the safety and efficacy of LAAC was performed on a cohort of 300 NVAF patients with or without CKD who underwent LAAC using the Watchman (WM) device at our center...
March 22, 2018: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29547906/combined-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-and-left-atrial-appendage-closure-long-term-follow-up-from-a-large-multicentre-registry
#9
Lisette Wintgens, Aleksandr Romanov, Karen Phillips, Gabriel Ballesteros, Martin Swaans, Richard Folkeringa, Ignacio Garcia-Bolao, Evgeny Pokushalov, Lucas Boersma
Aims: Long-term freedom from atrial fibrillation (AF) after catheter ablation (CA) and consequently the potential for stroke reduction remain unpredictable. Percutaneous left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) is an effective mechanical alternative to oral anticoagulation (OAC) for stroke prevention in AF patients. This study aims to evaluate long-term clinical results of combined CA and LAAC in one single procedure. Methods and results: Patients with non-valvular AF who underwent combined CA and LAAC procedure were included in the retrospective compilation of independent prospective general LAAC registries at the individual centres...
March 13, 2018: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29540492/percutaneous-left-atrial-appendage-closure-is-a-reasonable-option-for-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-at-high-risk-for-cerebrovascular-events
#10
Emmanuel Teiger, Jean-Benoit Thambo, Pascal Defaye, Jean-Sylvain Hermida, Sélim Abbey, Didier Klug, Jean-Michel Juliard, Jean-Luc Pasquie, Gilles Rioufol, Antoine Lepillier, Meyer Elbaz, Jerome Horvilleur, Philippe Brenot, Bertrand Pierre, Philippe Le Corvoisier
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous left atrial appendage (LAA) closure is an emerging option for patients with atrial fibrillation at high risk for cerebrovascular events. The multicenter FLAAC registry (French Nationwide Observational LAA Closure Registry) was established to assess LAA closure outcomes in everyday practice. METHODS AND RESULTS: Four hundred thirty-six patients referred from April 2013 to September 2015 to 33 French interventional cardiology centers for percutaneous LAA closure were included prospectively in the FLAAC registry...
March 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29526288/the-watchman-left-atrial-appendage-closure-device-technical-considerations-and-procedural-approach
#11
REVIEW
Matthew J Price
Randomized clinical trials have demonstrated that left atrial appendage (LAA) closure with the WATCHMAN device provides stroke prevention in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation while significantly reducing morality and major bleeding. Technical and procedural considerations are paramount for the therapeutic success. Maximizing procedural safety is critical. Optimal LAA sealing is required. Improvements in procedural technique and operator training have resulted in a marked reduction in adverse procedural events, which should increase the absolute long-term clinical benefit...
April 2018: Interventional Cardiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29526287/anatomy-and-physiologic-roles-of-the-left-atrial-appendage-implications-for-endocardial-and-epicardial-device-closure
#12
REVIEW
Nicholas Y Tan, Omar Z Yasin, Alan Sugrue, Abdallah El Sabbagh, Thomas A Foley, Samuel J Asirvatham
The left atrial appendage has been implicated as a major nidus for thrombus formation, particularly in atrial fibrillation. This discovery has prompted substantial interest in the development of left atrial appendage exclusion devices aimed at decreasing systemic thromboembolism risk. Its deceptively simple appearance belies the remarkable complexity that characterizes its anatomy and physiology. We highlight the key anatomic features and variations of the left atrial appendage as well as its relationships with surrounding structures...
April 2018: Interventional Cardiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29526286/indication-patient-selection-and-referral-pathways-for-left-atrial-appendage-closure
#13
REVIEW
Tawseef Dar, Mohit K Turagam, Bharath Yarlagadda, Mohmad Tantary, Seth H Sheldon, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy
Left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) has emerged as a viable option for stroke prevention, especially in those intolerant of or not suitable for long-term oral anticoagulation therapy. This article describes the clinical characteristics, indications, and a proposed referral system for potential LAAC patients. Patient selection remains a challenge because of the paradox between the available randomized data on this intervention and the actual patient population who may gain maximum benefit. Further investigations comparing different LAAC devices with each other and with novel oral anticoagulants are needed...
April 2018: Interventional Cardiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29526284/history-of-percutaneous-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-with-amplatzer-devices
#14
REVIEW
Bernhard Meier, Wim Stegink, Apostolos Tzikas
AMPLATZER devices preceded WATCHMAN occluder in 2002 for catheter-based left atrial appendage occlusion. The AMPLATZER technique facilitates simultaneous closure of atrial shunts using two devices through one gear. Randomized WATCHMAN follow-up data showed a mortality benefit over warfarin. AMPLATZER data make this likely valid for the strategy. Particularly young people with atrial fibrillation should be offered left atrial appendage occlusion because the risk is confined to the intervention and early postintervention period...
April 2018: Interventional Cardiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29525913/percutaneous-left-atrial-appendage-closure-with-watchman%C3%A2-device-peri-procedural-and-mid-term-outcomes-from-the-traps-registry
#15
Patrizio Mazzone, Giuseppe D'Angelo, Damiano Regazzoli, Giulio Molon, Gaetano Senatore, Salvatore Saccà, Guido Canali, Claudia Amellone, Riccardo Turri, Paolo Della Bella
PURPOSE: The WATCHMAN device for Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion (LAAO) has proven to be an effective alternative to oral anticoagulation (OAC) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), and has now been adopted in clinical practice. In the present study, we analyzed the safety and efficacy profile of the LAAO procedure at mid-term follow-up. METHODS: The TRAPS Registry is an observational, multicenter registry involving four Italian centers. Consecutive patients who had undergone LAAO with WATCHMAN device were enrolled...
March 10, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29484953/echocardiographic-guidance-of-amplatzer-amulet-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-device-placement
#16
Kathirvel Subramaniam, Andrea Ibarra, Michael L Boisen
In this report, we provided details of periprocedural echocardiographic guidance for patients undergoing Amplatzer-Amulet device left atrial closure. Familiarity with left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion devices and the required left atrial examination and measurements are key before device placement. Device placement is assisted by transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and fluoroscopy, but TEE will be the main guide for patients with renal insufficiency in whom contrast dye use needs to be minimal. TEE is also used to confirm LAA occlusion with the device and finally detect complications throughout the procedure and into the postoperative period...
February 1, 2018: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453694/percutaneous-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-in-the-prevention-of-stroke-in-atrial-fibrillation-a-systematic-review
#17
REVIEW
Jayson R Baman, Moussa Mansour, E Kevin Heist, David T Huang, Yitschak Biton
Atrial fibrillation is commonly coexistent with heart failure, and the management of the heart failure patient would be incomplete without an appreciation for atrial fibrillation management. There are many complications associated with oral anticoagulation in the prevention of stroke related to atrial fibrillation. In recent years, the advent of several percutaneous left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion/closure strategies has sought to provide an alternative treatment modality. Here, we systematically review the published literature to investigate the efficacy and safety of percutaneous LAA occlusion/closure devices...
February 17, 2018: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29421004/variation-in-practice-patterns-in-device-closure-of-atrial-septal-defects-and-patent-ductus-arteriosus-an-analysis-of-data-from-the-improving-pediatric-and-adult-congenital-treatment-impact-registry
#18
Michael L O'Byrne, Kevin F Kennedy, Jonathan J Rome, Andrew C Glatz
Practice variation is a potentially important measure of healthcare quality. The IMPACT registry provides a representative national sample with which to study practice variation in trans-catheter interventions for congenital heart disease. METHODS: We studied cases for closure of atrial septal defect (ASD) and patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in IMPACT between January 1, 2011, and September 30, 2015, using hierarchical multivariate models studying (1) the distribution of indications for closure and (2) in patients whose indication for closure was left (LVVO) or right ventricular volume overload (RVVO), the factors influencing probability of closure of a small defect (either in size or in terms of the magnitude of shunt)...
February 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420720/whale-tail-left-atrial-appendage-anatomy-implications-for-percutaneous-closure-devices
#19
Mohamad Alkhouli, David M Campsey, Bryan Raybuck, James Mills
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February 6, 2018: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411147/atrial-fibrillation-for-the-neurologist-preventing-both-ischemic-and-hemorrhagic-strokes
#20
REVIEW
Elif Gokcal, Marco Pasi, Marc Fisher, M Edip Gurol
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review aims to help neurologists managing atrial fibrillation (AF) patients who had an ischemic stroke and/or with intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) markers, therefore at high embolic/hemorrhagic risks. RECENT FINDINGS: Implantable loop recorders have substantially improved the accuracy of AF detection. Recent research yielded a set of powerful neuroimaging markers that can stratify ICH risk. Direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC) are easier to use with a lower ICH risk than warfarin in a general AF population...
February 6, 2018: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
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