Cardiology Plus (Jan 2016)

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

  • Jiangtao Yu,
  • Lisheng Jiang,
  • Xin Xue

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 1, no. 3
pp. 4 – 8


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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.