This webinar is to inform and educate interventional cardiologists and cardiac surgeons on:
Epidemiology of atrial fibrillation and stroke risk
Left atrial appendage closure: surgical and percutaneous approaches
Randomized controlled trial data with WATCHMAN
Percutaneous devices for LAA closure
Safety and efficacy of LAA closure
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