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International Journal of Arrhythmia 2017;0(0):
Delayed sealing of WATCHMAN device shunt
Young-Ah Park 1, Jung-Sun Kim 1, Pak Hui-Nam 1
Yonsei University Health System, Seoul, Korea
Corresponding Author: Pak Hui-Nam ,Tel: 82 2 2228 8461, Fax: 82 2 2227 7732, Email: hnpak@yuhs.ac
Received: February 23, 2017.  Accepted: March 23, 2017.
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 follow-up trans-esophageal echocardiogram.
Key Words: Atrial appendage; Stroke; Anticoagulants
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