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Transcatheter occlusion with an Amplatzer™ Vascular Plug II for incomplete surgical ligation of left atrial appendage

EuroIntervention 2015;11:e1 published online e-article July 2015. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV11I3A67

1. Department of Cardiology, Institute of Biomedical Research of Salamanca (IBSAL), University Hospital of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain; 2. Department of Neurology, Institute of Biomedical Research of Salamanca (IBSAL), University Hospital of Salamanca, Sa
A 56-year-old female with permanent atrial fibrillation and a history of mitral commissurotomy and left atrial appendage (LAA) ligation presented with spontaneous intracerebral haemorrhage under warfarin treatment and a stroke a few days later. A transoesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) demonstrated residual communication between the left atrium and LAA (Figure 1A, Moving image 1).



Figure 1. Baseline and post-procedural TEE, 3D-TEE and angiographic images. A) Patent LAA visualised by TEE, 3D-TEE and LAA angiogram. B) TEE, 3D-TEE and LA angiogram showed a well-seated device, with no residual flow.

After an LAA angiogram (Figure 1A, Moving image 2), a 12 mm Amplatzer™ Vascular Plug ...

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