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Reports 2018, 1(2), 15; https://doi.org/10.3390/reports1020015

Transhepatic Vascular Access for Implantation of a Watchman Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device

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Department of Internal Medicine, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 33486, USA
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Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 33486, USA
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Tenet Florida & Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 33486, USA
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Received: 31 July 2018 / Revised: 26 August 2018 / Accepted: 27 August 2018 / Published: 6 September 2018
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Abstract

Conventional access through femoral veins may be limited due to tortuosity and venous occlusion secondary to venous thrombosis or congenital anomalies. Another alternative is subclavian veins, but the difficulty in catheter manipulation and stability makes it less favorable in comparison to the transhepatic access for the delivery of the Watchman device. View Full-Text
Keywords: transhepatic vascular access; watchman; left atrial appendage transhepatic vascular access; watchman; left atrial appendage
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Morcos, R.; Al Tahii, H.; Bansal, P.; Manam, R.; Maini, B. Transhepatic Vascular Access for Implantation of a Watchman Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device. Reports 2018, 1, 15.

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