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Left Atrial Appendage Resection Can Be Performed Minimally Invasively With Good Clinical and Echocardiographic Outcomes Without Any Severe Risk
Inoue and Suematsu report their experience using a minimally invasive approach to left atrial appendage resection. The procedure was performed in 87 patients using an endoscopic linear cutter device, without cardiopulmonary bypass or cardiac arrest. The authors found no change in cardiac function and no thrombus formation during patient follow-up three months after the operation.