Left atrial appendix plugging

The left atrial appendix closure is a procedure that may prevent stroke in persons with atrial fibrillation.

Atrial fibrillation, also known as a-fib or AF, is an arrhythmia that is not usually lethal or potentially lethal. AF causes a blood stasis in the heart, yielding blood clots in a special structure called the left atrial appendix, becoming a source of stroke.

The plug seals this appendix and may prevent a stroke from the heart.

The Clinics of the Heart prevents stroke by plugging this structure and may also combine with the AF ablation, a procedure performed to terminate this arrhythmia.