Cardiology Plus (Jan 2016)

Percutaneous retrieval of a dislodged watchman left atrial appendage closure device

  • Jiangtao Yu,
  • Shaofeng Guan,
  • Manuela Muenzel,
  • Erich Duenninger

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 1, no. 3
pp. 48 – 50


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A 46-year-old female underwent left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) with a Watchman LAAC device. During the procedure, the device embolized into the descending aorta. A new device was implanted to the left atrial appendage complete the closure. The displaced device was successfully snared and removed by Amplatz Goose Neck™ Snare Kit. The patient recovered well and suffered from no clinical sequelae.