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Strokes From Clot on Watchman LAA Closure Device: Oral Anticoagulation Insights

from Medscape

Insights reported here about the thrombus known to form on left atrial appendage (LAA) occluder devices, which has long raised concerns over embolic risk, could help identify ways to single out susceptible patients for preventive management, researchers propose. The risk for such device-related thrombus being identified was about 3.7 percent in more than 1,700 patients implanted with the Watchman (Boston Scientific) LAA closure device. The cohort had been assembled from four prospective studies of the device. more

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