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Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion

What is a left atrial appendage occlusion

​​If you have atrial fibrillation, your doctor may have spoken to you about the left atrial appendage occlusion procedure (LAAO). This procedure means that a cardiologist (heart doctor) will insert a device into your heart to prevent a stroke when in atrial fibrillation. The following will give you an overview of atrial fibrillation and stroke prevention, and how a LAAO may work for you. If you have more questions, talk to a member of your healthcare team.


Current as of: January 25, 2022

Author: Cardiovascular Health and Stroke SCN, Alberta Health Services