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7. Risk of Left Atrial Appendage Thrombus


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We made Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) measurements, os and depth, from a group of patients who have had a previous thrombus in that area and compared them with a group who has not. We collected other demographics such as age, gender, BMI, etc. and are looking for correlations. This is all to help invasive cardiologist access which patients are good candidates for an implant  called the Watchman Device. This is a device that is implant in the LAA and allows the LAA to form fibrous tissue over the device and seal the LAA for good, decreasing the risk of a thrombus in that patient, since that is where they most commonly form. This is an invasive procedure that comes with it's risks, there for we would like to improve guidelines on which patients are good candidates for this device, since it is relatively new to the medical community.  

Osayd Assad -
Medical College of Wisconsin

Dr. Marcie Berger, MCW-Froedert Hospital, Dr. Joshua Meskin, MCW-Froedert Hospital


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