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Iatreia

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SENIOR, Juan et al. Percutaneous closure of the left atrial appendage with Watchman device: An option for patients with atrial fibrilation and high risk of bleeding with anticoagulation. Iatreia [online]. 2015, vol.28, n.3, pp.325-331. ISSN 0121-0793.  http://dx.doi.org/10.17533/udea.iatreia.v28n3a11.

Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia found in clinical practice, with a population prevalence of 1% to 2%. Anticoagulation remains a fundamental part of treatment for the prevention of cerebrovascular events (stroke), but it is contraindicated in approximately 20% of patients. We report a case of non-valvular atrial fibrillation with high-risk score for stroke, a history of intracerebral bleeding, and very high risk of bleeding with long-term anticoagulation. Percutaneous closure of the left atrial appendage with the Watchman device was performed successfully without complications.

Keywords : Atrial Appendage; Atrial Fibrillation; Blood Coagulation.

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