History of Percutaneous Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion with AMPLATZER Devices.

Meier, Bernhard; Stegink, Wim; Tzikas, Apostolos (2018). History of Percutaneous Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion with AMPLATZER Devices. Interventional cardiology clinics, 7(2), pp. 151-158. Elsevier 10.1016/j.iccl.2017.12.007

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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. Guidelines should be adapted to make this progress in prevention of stroke and bleeding in patients with atrial fibrillation accessible for all, in the sense of a mechanical vaccination.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Review Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiology

UniBE Contributor:

Meier, Bernhard

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

2211-7466

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Luana Cauto

Date Deposited:

28 Mar 2019 11:54

Last Modified:

26 Oct 2019 23:21

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.iccl.2017.12.007

PubMed ID:

29526284

Uncontrolled Keywords:

AMPLATZER devices Atrial fibrillation Left atrial appendage occlusion Stroke prevention

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.126011

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/126011

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