Thoracoscopic Left Atrial Appendage Closure With an AtriClip

2019-03-26T17:19:27Z (GMT) by S. Salzberg W. J. van Boven
<p>This video demonstrates a totally thoracoscopic procedure for left atrial appendage closure in a patient with a contraindication to percutaneous left atrial appendage closure. The procedure highlights the videoscopic approach, procedural details, and postoperative echocardiographic control.<br></p> <p><strong>Suggested Reading</strong></p><ol><li>Caliskan E, Sahin A, Yilmaz M, et al. Epicardial left atrial appendage AtriClip occlusion reduces the incidence of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing cardiac surgery. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1093/europace/eux211"><em>Europace. </em>2018;20(7):e105-e114</a>.</li><li>Emmert MY, Puippe G, Baumüller S, et al. Safe, effective and durable epicardial left atrial appendage clip occlusion in patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing cardiac surgery: first long-term results from a prospective device trial. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezt204"><em>Eur J Cardiothorac Surg.</em> 2014;45(1):126-131</a>.</li></ol>