Items Tagged ‘atrial fibrillation’

August 14, 2009

Procedure Offers Alternative to Warfarin for Stroke Risk

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Atrial Fibrillation patients at risk of stroke may benefit from percutaneous closure of the left atrial appendage (LAA) as an alternative to long-term warfarin therapy, according to a study in the Aug. 15 issue of The Lancet.   David R. Holmes, M.D., of the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minn., and colleagues enrolled […]

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