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Hellenic J Cardiol. 2013 Sep-Oct;54(5):408-12.

Left atrial appendage occlusion with the Amplatzer Amulet for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation: the first case in Greece.

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Interbalkan European Medical Center, Thessaloniki, Greece.


Left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion has been introduced into clinical practice as a valuable alternative to oral anticoagulation for stroke prevention in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. In this case presentation we describe the first LAA occlusion in Greece using the Amplatzer Amulet device. We also briefly discuss issues related to procedural safety and multimodality imaging for LAA occlusion.

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