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Mechanical closure of the left atrial appendage: Is it time to be more aggressive?

Monday, November 4, 2013

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Source Name: journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery


JL Cox

This review/synthesis covers atrial fibrillation, the physiology of the atrial appendage, and indications/outcomes for mechanical closure of the appendage. The author, recognized as the originator of surgical treatments for atrial fibrillation, encourages a more aggressive approach to atrial appendage closure in an expanded pool of patients.

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