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The Amplatzer™ Cardiac Plug 2 for left atrial appendage occlusion: novel features and first-in-man experience.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23339815     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Percutaneous left atrial appendage (LAA) closure is becoming a frequently performed procedure for patients with atrial fibrillation and high haemorrhagic risk. The Amplatzer™ Cardiac Plug (ACP) is one of the most commonly used devices for this purpose. Despite high success rate and low procedure risk associated with the ACP, a second generation of the device is now available. The new ACP has been designed to facilitate the implantation process, improve sealing performance and further reduce the risk of complications. The present report focuses on the novel features of the second generation of the Amplatzer™ Cardiac Plug (ACP 2 or Amulet™) and describes the first-in-man experience.
Authors:
Xavier Freixa; Jason L K Chan; Apostolos Tzikas; Patrick Garceau; Arsène Basmadjian; Réda Ibrahim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  EuroIntervention : journal of EuroPCR in collaboration with the Working Group on Interventional Cardiology of the European Society of Cardiology     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1969-6213     ISO Abbreviation:  EuroIntervention     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101251040     Medline TA:  EuroIntervention     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1094-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, Montreal Heart Institute, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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