AF Information & Advice For Patients
Left atrial appendage occlusion
For patients who are at high risk of AF-related stroke, and who do not want to take or are contraindicated for oral anticoagulants, there is a surgical option: left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) procedure.
Click here to find out which centres are currently able to offer this procedure.
This film about LAAO explains more:
Mending my Heart - Lionel's story
Lionel was diagnosed with AF in 2007, which led to a pacemaker being fitted in February the following year.
In 2012, he suffered two transient ischaemic strokes (TIAs) over two days. His doctor suggested he should consider the left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO).