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- Chunsheng Cui1,
- Zhu Xianyang1,
- Wang Jianming1,
- Zhang Duanzhen1,
- Sheng Xiaotang1,
- Wang Qiguang1 and
- Wang Shuang1
To evaluate the feasibility, safety and effectiveness of Percutaneous Left Atrial Appendage Closure (PLAAC) using an Amplatzer Cardiac Plug (ACP)in atrial septal defect (ASD) and atrial fibrillation patients, and observe its short-term results.
According to the indications for PLAAC, 13 ASD and atrial fibrillation patients were selected. Under the guidance of transesophageal echocardiography(TEE), PLAAC and transcatheter atrial septal defect closure were performed. Function of the occluder were evaluated by angiography and TTE immediately after intervention. Complications were also recorded and evaluated perioperatively. The 45 day follow-up results were recorded.
PLAAC was successfully performed in 13 ASD and atrial fibrillation patients, and 12 patients of them received transcatheter atrial septal defect closure. The position of the occluder was satisfactory and no relevant perioperative complications were recorded. All patients were followed-up at 45 days by TEE, the cardiac function were well and no thrombosis and blood stream along the occluder were observed.
Our preliminary clinical experience showed that it was feasible to perform PLAAC using the ACP, and it is both safe and effective and yielded excellent short-term results in ASD and atrial fibrillation patients