Left Atrial Appendage Closure

Mechanical Approaches to Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation

  • Jacqueline Saw
  • Saibal Kar
  • Matthew J. Price

Part of the Contemporary Cardiology book series (CONCARD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Rationale for LAA Closure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Karen P. Phillips
      Pages 3-16
    3. Creighton W. Don, Andrew C. Cook, Mark Reisman
      Pages 45-57
  3. Surgical Approaches for LAA Closure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Hasib Hanif, Richard Whitlock
      Pages 61-80
  4. Imaging for LAA Closure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Sergio Berti, Umberto Paradossi, Gennaro Santoro
      Pages 101-115
    3. Jacqueline Saw, Joao Pedro Lopes, Mark Reisman, Hiram G. Bezerra
      Pages 117-132
  5. Percutaneous LAA Closure Devices and Trial Results

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Randall J. Lee
      Pages 135-142
    3. Karen P. Phillips, Saibal Kar
      Pages 143-168
    4. Jacqueline Saw, Saibal Kar, Matthew J. Price
      Pages 169-180
    5. Jacqueline Saw
      Pages 181-193
    6. Xavier Freixa, Apostolos Tzikas, Réda Ibrahim
      Pages 195-203
    7. Arun Kanmanthareddy, Sampath Gunda, Nitish Badhwar, Randall J. Lee, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy
      Pages 205-223
    8. Miguel Valderrábano
      Pages 225-232
    9. Sameer Gafoor, Luisa Heuer, Jennifer Franke, Markus Reinartz, Stefan Bertog, Laura Vaskelyte et al.
      Pages 233-243
  6. Post-procedural Management and Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Ivan P. Casserly, Kevin Walsh, Jacqueline Saw
      Pages 261-273
    3. Louisa Malcolme-Lawes, Prapa Kanagaratnam
      Pages 275-282
    4. Fabian Nietlispach, Bernhard Meier
      Pages 283-292
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 293-300

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art left atrial appendage (LAA) closure, covering epidemiology of atrial fibrillation and stroke, LAA anatomy, surgical approaches, imaging for LAA closure, LAA closure procedure, and post-procedural management. LAA closure is a rapidly emerging field in stroke prevention for patients with atrial fibrillation. Several percutaneous and surgical devices are now available in many countries, including WATCHMAN, Amplatzer Cardiac Plug and Amulet, and LARIAT devices, and many more are in clinical development and are being evaluated in research trials. As LAA closure is a technically challenging procedure, detailed knowledge of the rationale, anatomy, and technical approach of this modality guides clinicians in patient selection and facilitates procedural success. Left Atrial Appendage Closure is a valuable resource for interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists, echocardiographers, radiographers, fellows, and residents in guiding the management of patients prior to, during, and following LAA closure.  



Amplatzer Cardiac Plug LARIAT device WATCHMAN device atrial fibrillation left atrial appendage closure thromboembolic prevention

Editors and affiliations

  • Jacqueline Saw
    • 1
  • Saibal Kar
    • 2
  • Matthew J. Price
    • 3
  1. 1.Vancouver General HospitalUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  2. 2.Cardiovascular Intervention Center ResearchCedars-Sinai Medical CenterLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.Scripps Translational Science InstituteDivision of Cardiovascular Diseases, Scripps ClinicLa JollaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-16279-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-16280-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2196-8969
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-8977
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