ISSN : 2146-3123
E-ISSN : 2146-3131

Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Closure-Device Disengagement as a Serious Complication and How it Can Be Easily Removed
K. Mehmet Burgazlı 1, Ali Erdoğan 1, Nedim Soydan 1, Rıdvan Chasan 2, Ethem Kavukcu 3
1Department of Cardiology and Angiology, JL-University of Giessen, Giessen, Germany; Department of Internal Medicine, Angiologie, Medical and Research Center Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany
2Department of Cardiology and Angiology, JL-University of Giessen, Giessen, Germany ; Department of Internal Medicine and Angiology, Medical and Research Center Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany
3Department of Family Medicine, Sports Medicine, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey
DOI : 10.5152/balkanmedj.2012.041
Pages : 324-325

Abstract

A stroke attack in the brainstem area as a serious complication of  atrial fibrillation (AF)  in a 51 year old woman with known paroxysmal AF (CHADS² score 3) was treated with LAA occlusion procedure after the complication of  arterial bleeding secondary to anticoagulation therapy. LAA closure device embolisation was developed following the LAA occlusion procedure. The device was located and removed successfully from the systemic circulation.

Keywords : Atrial fibrillation, LAA occlusion, device embolisation
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