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Articles tagged with "LAA"
LAA, short for catheter-based interventional atrial appendage closure, is a minimally invasive procedure that takes about one hour.
By means of a catheter inserted via the groin vein, a little shield (occluder) is placed in the left atrial ear so that no dangerous blood clots can form there which could lead to a stroke.
LAA's or atrial appendage occlusions are part of the cardiological services offered by the Diagnostic and Therapeutic Heart Centre in Zurich.
Interventional Closure of the Left Atrial Appendage
Dr. med. Olaf Franzen
90% of the clots that can lead to a stroke are in the atrial ear. Anticoagulant drugs, however, are not always tolerated. How can patients still be helped?