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Title Left atrial appendage closure : mechanical approaches to stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation / Jacqueline Saw, Saibal Kar and Matthew J. Price, editors
Published Cham : Humana Press, 2016
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Description 1 online resource
Series Contemporary cardiology
Contemporary cardiology
Contents Atrial fibrillation and stroke epidemiology -- Efficacy and limitations of warfarin, and novel oral anticoagulants with AF -- Mechanistic rationale for LAA closure with AF and stroke prevention -- LAA anatomy -- Conventional surgery for LAA closure -- The use of transesophageal echocardiography to guide percutaneous LAA closure -- The use of intracardiac echocardiography to guide procedural LAA closure -- The use of cardiac CTA to guide percutaneous LAA closure -- PLAATO device -- WATCHMAN device -- WATCHMAN: Trials and registries results -- Amplatzer Cardiac Plug (ACP) and Amulet -- ACP and Amulet: Trials and registries results -- LARIAT -- LARIAT: Trials and registries results -- Novel percutaneous LAA closure devices in clinical or pre-clinical trials -- Concomitant AF ablation and LAA closure -- Procedural complications and management -- Antiplatelet and anticoagulant strategies after LAA closure -- Device-related thrombi, residual leaks and consequences
Summary This book provides a comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art left atrial appendage (LAA) closure, covering epidemiology of atrial fibrillation and stroke, LAA anatomy, surgical approaches, imaging for LAA closure, LAA closure procedure, and post-procedural management. LAA closure is a rapidly emerging field in stroke prevention for patients with atrial fibrillation. Several percutaneous and surgical devices are now available in many countries, including WATCHMAN, Amplatzer Cardiac Plug and Amulet, and LARIAT devices, and many more are in clinical development and are being evaluated in research trials. As LAA closure is a technically challenging procedure, detailed knowledge of the rationale, anatomy, and technical approach of this modality guides clinicians in patient selection and facilitates procedural success. Left Atrial Appendage Closure is a valuable resource for interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists, echocardiographers, radiographers, fellows, and residents in guiding the management of patients prior to, during, and following LAA closure
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed November 25, 2015)
Subject Heart -- Surgery.
Atrial Appendage -- surgery.
Atrial Fibrillation -- surgery.
Stroke -- prevention & control.
Atrial Fibrillation -- complications.
Form Electronic book
Author Saw, Jacqueline, editor
Kar, Saibal, editor
Price, Matthew J., 1969- editor
ISBN 9783319162805 (electronic bk)
3319162802 (electronic bk)