Self-Expandable Device for Percutaneous Closing of Left Atrial Appendage With Organized Thrombus in a Patient With Permanent Atrial Fibrillation

Hui Nam Pak, Chi Young Shim, Jung Sun Kim, Jai Wun Park, Yangsoo Jang

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Abstract

While a left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion device may reduce the risk of cardioembolic stroke in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation, an antithromboembolic strategy for patients with an organized thrombus in the LAA is still unclear. The present case is the first report of percutaneous closing of an LAA and organized thrombus with a self-expandable LAA occlusion device without complication. This minimally invasive intervention is a potential treatment option in a patient with significant risk of recurrent thromboembolism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1329.e1-1329.e3
JournalCanadian Journal of Cardiology
Volume29
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Oct

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by a grant (A085136) from the Korea Health 21 R&D Project, Ministry of Health and Welfare, and a grant (2010-0010537) from the Basic Science Research Program run by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), which is funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of the Republic of Korea.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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