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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 4-8

In-depth analysis of confusion and argument focusing on left atrial appendage closure


1 Department of Interventional Cardiology, Helmut-G.-Walther Klinikum, The Second Hospital, Lichtenfels, Germany
2 Department of Cardiology, Renji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China
3 Department of Cardiology, No. 2 Hospital, Jilin University, Changchun, China

Correspondence Address:
Jiangtao Yu
Department of Interventional Cardiology, Helmut-G.-Walter Klinikum, The Second Hospital, Lichtenfels
Germany
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2470-7511.248351

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Left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) technology has been developing over 10 years from its research and development to routine clinical application and has acquired solid evidence-based support through the Protection in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation, PREVAIL, and other registered studies. However, this technology still faces misinterpretation and confusion over its concept and acceptance as a universal clinical application. In this review, we try to provide an in-depth analysis of current perceptions and arguments focused on LAAC from its concept, operation, and other important issues.


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