Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion on a Beating Heart during Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery Using an Aortic Endoclamp: A Case Report

Language
en
Document Type
Article
Issue Date
2023-09-30
Authors
Suleiman, Mathieu N.
Kaemmerer, Ann-Sophie
Fechner, Jörg
Nooh, Ehab
Weyand, Michael
Heim, Christian
Editor
La Canna, Giovanni
Publisher
MDPI
Abstract

Concomitant LAA occlusion has been shown to be an effective and safe treatment for patients with atrial fibrillation during cardiac surgery to prevent embolic stroke. Minimally invasive procedures are challenging due to restricted access to and visibility of the surgical site. Also, aortic endoclamping has been developed as an alternative surgical approach to exoclamping. The aim of this article is to demonstrate the method of beating heart LAA occlusion with the Atriclip® (AtriCure, Mason, OH, USA) device during minimally invasive mitral valve surgery while using the endoclamping alternative for aortic cross-clamping.

Journal Title
Journal of Clinical Medicine
Volume
12
Issue
19
Citation

Journal of Clinical Medicine 12.19 (2023). DOI:10.3390/jcm12196325

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