Left atrial appendage closure for primary primary prevention during percutaneous closure of septal defects in patients with large atria but no atrial fibrillation.

CONCLUSIONS: Concomitant closure of ASD or PFO in the presence of enlarged atria and LAA for primary primary prevention appears feasible and safe but has yet to prove its justification. PMID: 28840592 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Cardiology Journal - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Cardiol J Source Type: research

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