Int J Arrhythm.  2017 Mar;18(1):62-65. 10.18501/arrhythmia.2017.010.

Delayed Sealing of WATCHMAN Device Shunt

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  • 1Yonsei University Health System, Seoul, Republic of Korea. hnpak@yuhs.ac

Abstract

Although left atrial appendage closure is an alternative to warfarin use in atrial fibrillation patients with a high bleeding risk, long-term outcome data in real-world practice are still limited. We describe a delayed shunt on the WATCHMAN fabric membrane and associated stroke at 7 months after the procedure. This shunt on the device surface disappeared at 15 months on the follow-up transesophageal echocardiogram.

Keyword

Left Atrial Appendage; Stroke; Anticoagulants

MeSH Terms

Anticoagulants
Atrial Appendage
Atrial Fibrillation
Follow-Up Studies
Hemorrhage
Humans
Membranes
Stroke
Warfarin
Anticoagulants
Warfarin
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