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TCT: Heart Device Lowers Chance of Stroke in AFib

LAA occlusion feasible with Amplatzer plug in cardiac patients with intracranial bleeding by Ed Susman, Contributing Writer, MedPage Today SAN FRANCISCO — Patients with previous brain hemorrhages and diagnosed atrial fibrillation reduced their risk of subsequent strokes after undergoing left atrial

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Atrial fibrillation stroke prevention: a novel operation.

On April 26 2013, for the first time in Greece, we performed an operation for atrial fibrillation stroke prevention. The procedure is called “percutaneous left atrial appendage occlusion” and a special device is used. The 76-year-old patient who underwent the operation has

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Percutaneous left atrial appendage closure (LAA)

Percutaneous left atrial appendage closure (LAA) Percutaneous left atrial appendage closure is an invasive technique that has been developed recently and has shown very promising results in the prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. The procedure is performed in

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Contact Info

Apostolos Tzikas, MD, PhD, FESC
Interventional Cardiologist
Thessaloniki - Center,
88 Tsimiski St., 6th floor
Tel (morning): 2310.380.189,
Tel (afternoon): 2310.263.060
Fax: 2310.341.828