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Artif Organs. 2018 Nov 27.

Mechanical properties of currently available left atrial appendage occlusion devices: A bench-testing analysis.

Menne MF, Schrickel JW, Nickenig G, Al-Kassou B, Nelles D, Schmitz-Rode T, Steinseifer U, de Backer O, Sedaghat A

Endoluminal left atrial appendage occlusion is an emerging therapy to treat patients suffering from atrial fibrillation with contraindications against oral anticoagulation. Different occlusion devices have been introduced into the clinical setting while comparative studies between the devices are sparse.

PMID: 30589446