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A new left atrial appendage occluder (Lifetech LAmbre(TM) Device) for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation.
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PMID:  23773494     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) is the commonest cardiac arrhythmia which causes ischemic stroke. Percutaneous left atrial appendage (LAA) closure is increasingly performed in AF patients with high stroke and bleeding risks. WATCHMAN and Amplatzer Cardiac Plug are the two mostly implanted devices worldwide with good clinical results. However, the need for relatively large delivery sheaths (9-14 French) and limited recapture and repositioning capabilities remains problematic for both devices. LAmbre™ is a new; self-expanding LAA occluder constructed from a nitinol mesh and polyester membranes. It consists of an umbrella and a cover connected by a short central waist. The device is delivered by an 8-10 French sheath and has full recapture and repositioning capabilities. This report discussed in detail the novel features andprocedural steps for LAmbre™ device.
Yat-Yin Lam
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular revascularization medicine : including molecular interventions     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1878-0938     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc Revasc Med     Publication Date:    2013 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-06-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101238551     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc Revasc Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  134-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, SH Ho Cardiovascular and Stroke Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR. Electronic address:
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