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Left atrial appendage closure for stroke prevention in non-valvular atrial fibrillation: rationale, devices in clinical development and insights into implantation techniques

EuroIntervention 2014;10:497-504. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV10I4A86

1. Department of Cardiology, Asklepios Clinic St. Georg, Hamburg, Germany; 2. Department of Cardiology, University Heart Center, University Hospital Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

Aims: In patients with atrial fibrillation, a relevant stroke risk (CHA2DS2-VASc score ≥2) and a relative or absolute contraindicat

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