Per Wester - NOACs; advances and limitations in real world
New oral anticoagulants or NOACs, with favorable results from large scale phase III clinical trials, represent a major advancement and expanded armamentarium in antithrombotic therapy. There are still limitations associated. Many patients in need of anticoagulant therapy for indications not studied in the clinical trials will not be eligible for treatment. The focus on NOACs has shifted to the practical approach and management in real life.
David Hildick Smith - What’s new: clinical data published and presented since last year
New clinical data for left atrial appendage occlusion therapy, presented & published in 2016. Includes a critical review of the Stroke Prevention section in the 2016 ESC Atrial Fibrillation guidelines.
Matthew Price - What’s new: cost effectiveness and health economics
Why might LAA occlusion therapy be cost effective, despite a high procedural cost? This presentation is an overview of the health economics data available for left atrial appendage closure therapy.
Here you will find the a selected series of talks and performances focused on left atrial appendage occlusion. They are seleced from conferences, events -- and the best of the web. More than 20 talks are now avialable.
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Find a comprehensive overview of relevant information about left atrial appendage occlusion and stroke prevention and related societies and industry.
The Atrial Fibrillation Association (AFA) is a UK registered charity which focuses on raising awareness of Atrial Fibrillation (AF) by providing information and support materials for patients and medical professionals involved in detecting, diagnosing and managing Atrial Fibrillation.