Massive Device-Related Thrombus After LAA Occlusion: Intraoperative Insights Into Mechanism

Damir Vukomanovic, Samuel Unzek, Kashif Malik, Alicia Taase, Michael Zawaneh, Peter Weiss, Kenith Fang, Roderick Tung

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Abstract

In patients with a contraindication to oral anticoagulation, the left atrial appendage occlusion devices are an approved alternative. Device-related thrombus is a recognized complication, but underlying mechanisms are incompletely understood. In this case series, the authors describe potentially the same mechanism of thrombosis with intraoperative images of incomplete endothelialization. (Level of Difficulty: Intermediate.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1409-1413
Number of pages5
JournalJACC: Case Reports
Volume4
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Watchman
  • atrial fibrillation
  • device-related thrombus
  • left atrial appendage occlusion device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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