Amplatzer occluder in left atrial appendage

Case contributed by Dr Yair Glick

Presentation

Atrial fibrillation, NOAC administration discontinued.

Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Female
Modality: X-ray

Status post-sternotomy and CABG. Amplatzer occluder in left atrial appendage (auricle).

Case Discussion

The patient had atrial fibrillation. Administration of novel oral anticoagulant (NOAC) was discontinued due to gastrointestinal bleeding. An Amplatzer AmuletTM left atrial appendage occluder was placed to prevent thromboembolism.

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Case Information

rID: 51409
Case created: 14th Feb 2017
Last edited: 21st Apr 2017
Systems: Cardiac, Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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