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Vestn Rentgenol Radiol. 2013 Jan-Feb;(1):11-4.

[The first experience with X-ray endovascular closure of the left atrial auricle using an Amplatzer Cardiac Plug in patients with atrial fibrillation].

[Article in Russian]


Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia in clinical practice. Long-term anticoagulant therapy is used to prevent thrombosis in the left atrial (LA) auricle and, as a consequence, thrombolisms. However, some patients have contraindications to its use. The paper considers different alternative methods for preventing thromboembolic events and particularly one of the most common presently encountered ones - percutaneous transcatheter LA auricle excision, by applying the Amplatzer Cardiac Plug. There are also data on the authors' experience in using this device.

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