Article Abstract

Left atrial appendage closure: prevalence and risk of deviceassociated thrombus formation

Authors: Stefan Bertog, Horst Sievert


There remains no doubt that atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with an increased stroke risk (1). It is also clear that the vast majority of thrombi in patients with non-valvar AF are located in the left atrial appendage (LAA) (2).