While a left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion device may reduce the risk of cardioembolic stroke in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation, an antithromboembolic strategy for patients with an organized thrombus in the LAA is still unclear. The present case is the first report of percutaneous closing of an LAA and organized thrombus with a self-expandable LAA occlusion device without complication. This minimally invasive intervention is a potential treatment option in a patient with significant risk of recurrent thromboembolism.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by a grant (A085136) from the Korea Health 21 R&D Project, Ministry of Health and Welfare, and a grant (2010-0010537) from the Basic Science Research Program run by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), which is funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of the Republic of Korea.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine