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Percutaneous Left Atrial Appendage Closure in Patients With Prior Intracranial Bleeding and Thromboembolism.

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Summary of "Percutaneous Left Atrial Appendage Closure in Patients With Prior Intracranial Bleeding and Thromboembolism."

Percutaneous left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) is an alternative treatment in atrial fibrillation patients with contraindication to oral anticoagulation. Still, patient selection criteria for LAAC are debated.

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Name: Heart rhythm
ISSN: 1556-3871
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Ear-shaped appendage of either atrium of the heart. (Dorland, 28th ed)

Impaired or delayed impulse conduction between the right and left HEART ATRIA. Advanced interatrial blocks are often associated with arrhythmias (e.g., ATRIAL FLUTTER; and ATRIAL FIBRILLATION), direct conduction block via the Bachmann's bundle and concomitant left atrial enlargement. Syndrome of advanced interatrial block associated with SUPRAVENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA is referred to as Bayes syndrome.

Rapid, irregular atrial contractions caused by a block of electrical impulse conduction in the right atrium and a reentrant wave front traveling up the inter-atrial septum and down the right atrial free wall or vice versa. Unlike ATRIAL FIBRILLATION which is caused by abnormal impulse generation, typical atrial flutter is caused by abnormal impulse conduction. As in atrial fibrillation, patients with atrial flutter cannot effectively pump blood into the lower chambers of the heart (HEART VENTRICLES).

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