Do you always have 100% of the conversation?

Find out why it is so critical to always have 100% of the conversation about exclusion of the left atrial appendage (LAA). And access a concise downloadable resource that you can use to support your conversations with surgeons.

Is something missing from your conversations about atrial fibrillation (AF) patients?

Complete LAA exclusion (LAAE) should always be part of any discussion about management of AF patients undergoing cardiac surgery.

And here’s why….

  • Thrombus in the LAA is believed to be the primary cause of stroke in AF patients2-4
  • LAAE has been shown to reduce stroke and bleeding risk2,5-7,15
  • Expert consensus supports the use of LAAE during concomitant cardiac surgery2,8,10

All the detail you need to start the conversation about complete LAA exclusion (LAAE)

LAAE should always be part of any discussion about management of AF patients undergoing surgery. Here are the facts to consider when referring your patients to the surgical team.

AF and stroke risk

Thrombus in the LAA is believed to be the primary cause of stroke in AF patients2-4

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Improving lives with LAAE

LAAE has been shown to reduce
ischemic stroke risk for AF patients undergoing concomitant surgery15

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Expert Consensus

LAAE consideration in eligible patients with AF is supported by major expert bodies2,8,10

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Crucial conversations

Consider referring your eligible AF patients for LAAE to reduce ischemic stroke risk15

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When you have 100% of the conversation, and always consider addressing the left atrial appendage as part of concomitant surgery, it can have a positive impact on a patient’s quality of life.

Hear what other Cardiologists and Cardiac Surgeons think about LAA exclusion on our Peer to Peer page.

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