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ESOC 2019 Session Report: Women and Stroke

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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: Mortality After Young Stroke: Can we predict it from the simple ECG?

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