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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Wiebe, Jens; Franke, Jennifer; Lehn, Katharina; Hofmann, Ilona; Vaskelyte, Laura; Bertog, Stefan; Sievert, Horst 
Title:
Percutaneous Left Atrial Appendage Closure With the Watchman Device: Long-Term Results Up to 5 Years. 
Abstract:
The aim of this study was to evaluate long-term outcomes in patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing percutaneous left atrial appendage (LAA) closure with the Watchman device.Atrial fibrillation is one of the most common arrhythmias and is associated with a high risk for cardioembolic ischemic events, most notably stroke. Percutaneous LAA closure is an alternative to oral anticoagulation, because most thrombi originate from the LAA.All consecutive patients with minimum CHADS2 or CHA2DS2-VASc...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
JACC Cardiovasc Interv 
Year:
2015 
Journal volume:
Journal issue:
15 
Pages contribution:
1915-21 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
1936-8798 
TUM Institution:
Klinik für Herz- und Kreislauferkrankungen