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J. Clin. Med. 2018, 7(2), 32; doi:10.3390/jcm7020032

Update on the Non-Pharmacological Management of Stroke Prevention in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute, St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Hartford, CT 06105, USA
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Received: 12 December 2017 / Revised: 29 January 2018 / Accepted: 2 February 2018 / Published: 12 February 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Interventional Cardiology and Vascular Medicine)
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Non-surgical left atrial appendage occlusion has emerged as an alternative to anticoagulant therapy in the management of stroke risk in patients with atrial fibrillation. This review reports on some of the more common devices that are currently being used to manage patients in this challenging group. View Full-Text
Keywords: stroke; left atrial appendage; closure device; atrial fibrillation stroke; left atrial appendage; closure device; atrial fibrillation

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Tolat, A.; Lippman, N. Update on the Non-Pharmacological Management of Stroke Prevention in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation. J. Clin. Med. 2018, 7, 32.

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