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Percutaneous left atrial appendage closure in AF using amplatzer cardiac plug: First single center experience from India

Shetty, Ranjan K and Ganiga, Naveen Chandra S and Agarwal, Sumit and Nayak, Krishnananda and Rao, Sudhakar M (2015) Percutaneous left atrial appendage closure in AF using amplatzer cardiac plug: First single center experience from India. Indian Heart Journal, 67 (S-2). S-35.

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Abstract

Background: Atrial fibrillation (AF)is one of the most common arrhythmias accounting for significant mortality and morbidity, especially in elderly. Though oral anticoagulation (OAe) is an effective mode of prevention of stroke in patients of AF,bleeding complication remains a major concern. Because of these issues, a significant proportion of patients either does not receive or receive suboptimal doses of OAC. Methods: In such patients, percutaneous left atrial appendage (I.AA) closure remains an interesting option. Experience and literature of this procedure from India have been sparse. We report the first single center experience, from India, of percutaneous LAAclosure with Amplatzer Cardiac Plug in 10 patients of non-valvular AF. These patients had contraindications for OACor had high risk of bleeding or labile international normalized ratio (INR)on therapy. Results: We successfully deployed the devices in all of the cases with no major complications perioperatively and on short-term follow-up. We also report a comprehensive review on the technique of percutaneous LAAclosure using Amplatzer Cardiac Plug, including some novel modification with our experience of doing percutaneous mitral balloon valvuloplasty.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Left atrial appendage; atrial fibrillation; amplatzer cardiac plug.
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Cardiology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Cardiology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2015 14:55
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2015 14:55
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/144907

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