Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute (Miller Family) Outcomes
Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion
Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion: Complications Through 7 Days Postprocedure
March 2015 – December 2022, N = 1134
Of the 1134 procedures, there were 22 complications (1.9%) through 7 days post procedure in patients who had a Watchman™ or Amplatzer Amulet™ left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) device implanted at Cleveland Clinic from March 2015 through December 2022.
LAAO = left atrial appendage occlusion
Source: EP Database and NCDR LAAO Registry
ᵃEWOLUTION, PROTECT-AF, CAP, and PREVAIL are published LAAO registries.
Discontinuation of Oral Anticoagulants: Within 6 Months After Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Procedure
January 2019 – June 2022
Among patients who had a left atrial appendage occlusion device implanted at Cleveland Clinic from January 2019 through June 2022, 93.1% stopped taking oral anticoagulants within 6 months after the procedure.
|Patients implanted with a Watchman™ or Amplatzer Amulet™ device||Patients who stopped oral anticoagulants within 6 months||Percent stopped within 6 months|
Source: NCDR LAAO Registry