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Percutaneous isolation of left atrial appendage thrombus

Authors
 Oh-Hyun Lee  ;  Jae-Sun Uhm  ;  Jung-Sun Kim  ;  In-Jeong Cho  ;  Geu-Ru Hong  ;  Hui-Nam Pak  ;  Yangsoo Jang 
Citation
 Journal of Cardiology Cases, Vol.16(3) : 67-69, 2017-06 
Journal Title
 Journal of Cardiology Cases 
Issue Date
2017-06
Keywords
Left atrial appendage occlusion ; Nonvalvular atrial fibrillation ; Thrombus
Abstract
Most physicians regard left atrial appendage (LAA) thrombus as a contraindication for LAA occlusion due to risk of distal embolization which is a serious complication. Here we report a case of successfully implanted Amplazter cardiac plug without complication in elderly patients having LAA thrombus with recurrent embolic events despite oral anticoagulants for prevention of thromboembolic events. <Learning objective: LAA thrombus is not completely resolved in all cases and can be a potential source of stroke or embolization even during anti-coagulation. We would like to share a case that suffered from 6 strokes or embolizations despite anti-coagulation, warfarin or non-vitamin K antagonist oral anti-coagulants due to incomplete resolution of LAA thrombus. In this clinical situation, we can suggest LAA occlusion to isolate thrombus from LA and prevent further stroke or embolization.
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DOI
10.1016/j.jccase.2017.05.002
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Internal Medicine (내과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Kim, Jung Sun(김중선) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2263-3274
Pak, Hui Nam(박희남) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3256-3620
Uhm, Jae Sun(엄재선) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1611-8172
Lee, Oh Hyun(이오현) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7070-7720
Jang, Yang Soo(장양수) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2169-3112
Cho, In Jeong(조인정)
Hong, Geu Ru(홍그루) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4981-3304
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/178334
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