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Thoracoscopic Left Atrial Appendage Closure With an AtriClip
This video demonstrates a totally thoracoscopic procedure for left atrial appendage closure in a patient with a contraindication to percutaneous left atrial appendage closure. The procedure highlights the videoscopic approach, procedural details, and postoperative echocardiographic control.
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- Emmert MY, Puippe G, Baumüller S, et al. Safe, effective and durable epicardial left atrial appendage clip occlusion in patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing cardiac surgery: first long-term results from a prospective device trial. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2014;45(1):126-131.