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EWOLUTION: 3-months outcome of Left Atrial Appendage Closure with the WATCHMAN device in Europe

      -Outcomes at 3 Months by Dr. M. W. Bergmann (PCR 2016)

PREVAIL: Randomized Trial of LAA Closure vs Warfarin for Stroke/ Thromboembolic Prevention in Patients with Non-valvular Atrial Fibrillation

      -Outcomes at 18 Months by Dr. D. Holmes (ACC 2013)

PROTECT-AF: Percutaneous Closure of the Left Atrial Appendage versus Warfarin Therapy for Prevention of Stroke in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: A Randomized Non-Inferiority Trial

      -Outcomes at Five Years by Dr. S. Kar (TCT 2014)

      -Outcomes at Three Years by Dr. D. Holmes (2009)


      -Watchman II: PROTECT AF/PREVAIL: Meta-Analysis and Implications by Dr. D. Holmes (TCT 2014)

      -Watchman I: First Report of the 5-Year PROTECT-AF and Extended PREVAIL Results by Dr. V. Reddy (TCT 2014)

Cedar-Sinai Single-Center Experience

      -Overview by Dr. S. Kar (ACC 2011)

Cost-Benefit Analysis: LAAC versus Warfarin

      -Cost Analysis of Bleed Complications from Two Stroke Prevention Strategies in Non-valvular Atrial Fibrillation by Dr. M. Price (TCT 2015)

      -Cost Benefit Analysis of Left Atrial Appendage Closure Versus Warfarin for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation by Dr. V. Reddy (TCT 2013)

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Radiofrequency and Stents and Transseptal Techniques to Create an ASD

      -Slides by Dr. J. Cheatham (2010)

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