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Spontaneous Left Atrial Thrombus Formation on the Catheter Delivery System During WATCHMAN Implantation.

  • Author(s): Patel, Hiren
  • Castellanos, Luis R
  • Golts, Eugene
  • Reeves, Ryan
  • Mahmud, Ehtisham
  • Hsu, Jonathan C
  • et al.

We present a rare complication of spontaneous thrombus formation on the WATCHMAN delivery system, on both the right- and left-sided systemic circulation. We also describe the multidisciplinary team approach and the use of percutaneous vacuum-assisted aspiration system (AngioVac, AngioDynamics, Latham, New York) for successful thrombus removal. (Level of Difficulty: Intermediate.).

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