Safety and efficacy of early anticoagulation drug regimens after WATCHMAN left atrial appendage closure: three-month data from the EWOLUTION prospective, multicentre, monitored international WATCHMAN LAA closure registry

EuroIntervention 2017;13:877-884 published online June 2017. DOI: 10.4244/EIJ-D-17-00042

Martin Bergmann
Martin W. Bergmann1*, MD, PhD, FESC; Timothy R. Betts2, MD, MBChB, FRCP; Horst Sievert3, MD, FESC, FACC, FSCAI; Boris Schmidt4, MD; Evgeny Pokushalov5, MD, PhD; Stephan Kische6, MD; Thomas Schmitz7, MD; Felix Meincke8, MD; Kenneth M. Stein9, MD, FACC, FHRS; Lucas V.A. Boersma10, MD, PhD, FESC; Hüseyin Ince11, MD
1. Cardiologicum Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany; 2. Department of Cardiology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom; 3. Department of Cardiology, CardioVascular Center Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; 4. Cardioangiologisches Centrum Bethanien (

Aims: While LAA closure has recently been incorporated into both European and US guidelines for stroke prevention, uncertainties regarding post-procedural drug therapy so far limit its ad

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