Thoracoscopic Left Atrial Appendage Closure With an AtriClip

2019-03-26T17:19:27Z (GMT) by S. Salzberg W. J. van Boven

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.

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