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Canadian WATCHMAN Registry is a multicentre (8 Centres) Canadian prospective, non-randomized, registry to enrol 100 consecutive patients undergoing LAA closure with the WATCHAN device to study the safety and effectiveness of the WATCHMAN device
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia with current prevalence estimated at 1.5-2% of the general population. AF is a major cause of stroke, responsible for 15% of all strokes and 30% of strokes in patients age >80. Stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability and is the 4th leading cause of death in the US. Anticoagulation is the mainstay therapy for preventing strokes in AF with a 64% relative stroke reduction and 26% relative mortality benefit with warfarin therapy. Warfarin or newer anticoagulation treatments (NOAC) have been associated with increased risk of major bleeding and therefore a significant proportion (30-50%) of eligible patients do not receive therapy due to perceived risk of bleeding. The need for newer therapy is therefore required and percutaneous left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) devices have been investigated for patients with high risk of stroke and contra-indication to long term oral anticoagulation therapy. The WATCHMAN device is one of the leading LAA closure devices and with the most world-wide clinical experience. The investigators are running a multicentre (8 Centres) Canadian prospective, non-randomized, registry to enrol 100 consecutive patients undergoing LAA closure with the WATCHAN device to study the safety and effectiveness of the WATCHMAN device.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
Vancouver General Hospital
Cardiology Research UBC
Published on BioPortfolio: 2015-08-27T22:23:38-0400
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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).
Long-term changes in the electrophysiological parameters and/or anatomical structures of the HEART ATRIA that result from prolonged changes in atrial rate, often associated with ATRIAL FIBRILLATION or long periods of intense EXERCISE.
A cardiotonic glycoside obtained mainly from Digitalis lanata; it consists of three sugars and the aglycone DIGOXIGENIN. Digoxin has positive inotropic and negative chronotropic activity. It is used to control ventricular rate in ATRIAL FIBRILLATION and in the management of congestive heart failure with atrial fibrillation. Its use in congestive heart failure and sinus rhythm is less certain. The margin between toxic and therapeutic doses is small. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p666)
A THROMBIN inhibitor which acts by binding and blocking thrombogenic activity and the prevention of thrombus formation. It is used to reduce the risk of stroke and systemic EMBOLISM in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.
A morpholine and thiophene derivative that functions as a FACTOR XA INHIBITOR and is used in the treatment and prevention of DEEP-VEIN THROMBOSIS and PULMONARY EMBOLISM. It is also used for the prevention of STROKE and systemic embolization in patients with non-valvular ATRIAL FIBRILLATION, and for the prevention of atherothrombotic events in patients after an ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME.
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