Who Watches the Watchmen? – LAA closure for stroke protection

As primary source of thromboembolism in atrial fibrillation, the left atrial appendage (LAA) qualifies as a target for mechanical interventions for stroke prevention.1 In particular for patients at high bleeding risk, local therapies, which exclude the LAA from the systemic circulation, offer a treatment alternative to oral anticoagulation for cardioembolic stroke prevention.

ESJ Comment: Multimodal MRI in patients with unknown stroke onset: a sign of the times

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(Subtle) HINTS in trying to tell you something….

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Interview with Prof. Dr. med. Christian Gerloff, FEAN, FESO, Head of the Clinic and Polyclinic of Neurology at UKE Hamburg, Germany

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Tandem occlusions treated by endovascular thrombectomy: no difference in outcome between dissection and atherosclerotic cause?

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ESJ Comment: Minor stroke due to large artery occlusion. When is intravenous thrombolysis not enough?

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What is effect modification and why should we look for it in stroke research?

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Ischemic stroke and heart failure: Frequently asked questions

Author: Maria Mirabela Manea, MD, PhD student Affiliations:…