Contemporary Cardiology

Left Atrial Appendage Closure

Mechanical Approaches to Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation

Editors: Saw, Jacqueline, Kar, Saibal, Price, Matthew J. (Eds.)

  • Unique and timely examination of left atrial appendage closure technique and devices
  • Explores the use of left atrial appendage closure in the reduction of thromboembolism in patients with atrial fibrillation
  • Discusses current percutaneous approaches and devices available for left atrial appendage closure
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About this book

Percutaneous left atrial appendage (LAA) closure is an emerging technology for thromboembolic prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). The first human implantation of an LAA device occurred in 2001, and since then four devices have received CE mark approval. These devices are being widely used in Europe for LAA closure in patients who are poor candidates for long-term oral anticoagulation. In the US, the WATCHMAN device (Boston Scientific) is anticipated to receive FDA approval imminently for AF patients who are warfarin-eligible. This approval is projected to significantly expand the indications for LAA closures worldwide. Thus, the volume of procedures is anticipated to escalate. This book discusses the epidemiology of AF as a cause of stroke; the use of LAA closure in the reduction of thromboembolism with AF; early surgical approaches and novel surgical devices for LAA closure; and current percutaneous approaches and devices available for LAA closure. The emphasis of this book is on percutaneous technical approaches and contemporary trial results on the leading devices (PLAATO, WATCHMAN, Amplatzer Cardiac Plug, and LARIAT). It also reviews unapproved devices in development, in both clinical and pre-clinical phases.

About the authors

Jacqueline Saw, MD, FRCPC, FACC, FSCAI Clinical Associate Professor University of British Columbia Head, VGH Cardiology Clinical Trials Research Program Director, VGH Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Vancouver General Hospital 2775 Laurel Street, Level 9 Vancouver, V5Z1M9, British Columbia Canada Saibal Kar, MD, FACC Director, Interventional Cardiology Research Cedars-Sinai Medical Center 8631 W. 3rd Street, #415E Los Angeles, CA 90048 Matthew J. Price, MD, FACC, FSCAI Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Division of Cardiovascular Diseases Scripps Clinic Assistant Professor Scripps Translational Science Institute 10666 North Torrey Pines Road, Maildrop S1056 La Jolla, CA 92037 Jacqueline Saw is the editor of Carotid Artery Stenting: The Basics (978-1-60327-313-8, 2009) and Handbook of Complex Percutaneous Carotid Intervention (978-1-58829-605-4, 2007), both of which are volumes in the Contemporary Cardiology series.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Epidemiology

    Phillips, Karen P., M.B.B.S.

    Pages 3-16

  • Efficacy and Limitations of Warfarin and Novel Oral Anticoagulants with Atrial Fibrillation

    Cairns, John A., M.D., F.R.C.P.C., F.A.C.C.

    Pages 17-36

  • Mechanistic Rationale for LAA Closure with AF and Stroke Prevention

    Meerkin, David, M.B.B.S.

    Pages 37-44

  • LAA Anatomy

    Don, Creighton W. (et al.)

    Pages 45-57

  • Conventional Surgery for LAA Closure

    Hanif, Hasib, M.D. (et al.)

    Pages 61-80

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eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $149.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-16279-9
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-35952-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Left Atrial Appendage Closure
Book Subtitle
Mechanical Approaches to Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation
Editors
  • Jacqueline Saw
  • Saibal Kar
  • Matthew J. Price
Series Title
Contemporary Cardiology
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-16280-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-16280-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-16279-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35952-6
Series ISSN
2196-8969
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 300
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