Reinsperger, I. and Piso, B. (2015): Percutaneous left atrial appendage closure for the prevention of thromboembolic events in patients with atrial fibrillation (2nd Update 2015). Decision Support Document 44/ 2. Update 2015.
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This systematic review is the second update of the review compiled in 2011 and evaluates the efficacy and safety of the percutaneous left atrial appendage closure compared to oral anticoagulation (OAC) with vitamin K antagonists for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation. The currently available evidence is not sufficient to prove that the percutaneous closure of the left atrial appendage is as effective and as safe as OAC. The intervention could be an appropriate alternative for patients who are not eligible for OAC with vitamin-K antagonists. However, there are currently no studies available that have assessed the efficacy within this population. At present, the inclusion of left atrial appendage closure into the Austrian hospital benefit catalogue is not recommended.
|Item Type:||Decision Support Document|
|Keywords:||Percutaneous left atrial appendage closure, oral anticoagulation, atrial fibrillation, thromboembolism, stroke|
|Subjects:||WB Practice of medicine > WB 300-962 Therapeutics|
WO Surgery > WO 500-517 Operative surgical procedures. Techniques
WG Cardiovascular system
|Series Name:||Decision Support Document 44/ 2. Update 2015|
|Deposited on:||15 Jul 2015 13:46|
|Last Modified:||15 Jul 2015 13:46|
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