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Does Left Atrial Appendage Removal Prevent Strokes?

Posted Feb 19 2009 6:31pm

A recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology  evaluated 137 patients who had undergone closure or removal of the left atrial appendage (LAA) during maze or mini maze surgery and found a high failure rate and that surgical LAA closure may not always protect against blood clots or strokes.

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