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Percutaneous Left Atrial Appendage Transcatheter Occlusion Using the X-Caliber System for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation. A study which assessed the value of mechanically occluding the left atrial appendage (LAA), the source of most of the thromboses which occur in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF)
Conclusion The 2-year risk of stroke in AF patients is markedly reduced with mechanical occlusion of the LAA. PLAATO is an alternative for patients with AF and contraindications for oral anticoagulation
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Like the PLAATO, the WATCHMAN occludes the LAA lumen.
Neuzil et al., "PLAATO (Percutaneous Left Atrial Appendage Transcatheter Occlusion) for prevention of cardioembolic stroke in non-anticoagulation eligible atrial fibrillation patients: results from the European PLAATO study," EuroIntervention, vol.
Unlike the PLAATO device, the fabric of the Watchman device is permeable to blood (9).
The Amplatzer septal occluder uses a simpler technique than the PLAATO technique.
device was implanted in 94 of the 99 patients.
In extensive canine studies and a few humans treated to date, PLAATO
has achieved excellent sealing and healing of the ostium of the left atrial appendage, Dr.