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Latest Left atrial appendage Stories

2014-04-21 23:00:12

Interventional cardiologists and electrophysiologists at Allegheny General Hospital recently performed the first procedure using the LARIAT™ Suture Delivery Device, a lasso-like suture that ties off the left atrial appendage (LAA), an area of the heart that is prone to developing blood clots, particularly in patients with atrial fibrillation. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Allegheny General Hospital (AGH), part of Allegheny Health Network, has joined a select group of medical...

2013-03-27 23:04:07

Barnes-Jewish Hospital patients at high-risk for stroke now have a new procedure to reduce stroke risk and the need for blood-thinning medications. ST. LOUIS (PRWEB) March 27, 2013 It´s the most common heart arrhythmia, and it can be deadly. While the symptoms for atrial fibrillation (AFIB) vary, many with this abnormal heart rhythm have one thing in common — a greater chance of having a stroke. Traditional ways to reduce risks of stroke center on patients taking blood thinner...


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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
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