Embolization Coils May Be an Option for Leaks After LAA Occlusion
Using embolization coils to close off residual leaks after procedures to occlude/exclude the left atrial appendage in patients with A-fib appears to be both safe and effective, a small, single-center study suggests. Leaks were completely stemmed or reduced to only minimal/mild severity in 28 of 30 patients — three of whom required a second procedure — according to transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) performed at a median of 54 days, lead author Domenico Della Rocca, MD, and colleagues report.
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