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Retrieval of embolised left atrial appendage closure devices

DOI: 10.4244/EIJ-D-19-01088

1. Cardioangiologisches Centrum Bethanien 60431 Frankfurt/Main, Germany; University Medical Center Hamburg, 20251 Hamburg, Germany, Cardiology, Hamburg, Germany
2. Cardioangiologisches Centrum Bethanien, 60431 Frankfurt/Main, Germany

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Device embolisation is a complication after left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) and may occur in  up to 0.24 % cases [1,2]. The Munich consensus paper defines a repeated need for catheterization in case of embolisation a major device embolisation, while a successful retrieval in the same procedure is a minor embolisation [3].However, information on retrieval strategies for embolised LAAC devices is scarce.

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