Patients will have nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. This irregular beating of the heart leads to a slowing of the blood flow in the upper chambers of the heart. In the left upper chamber, there is a small pouch called the left atrial appendage (LAA). Slowing of blood, especially in the LAA, may cause blood clots to form. Blood clots can move from the LAA and travel to the brain, causing a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), also called a mini-stroke. These blood clots can also travel to other parts of the body and block blood vessels. The Amulet device could be beneficial because it may lower the chance of a new blood clot forming and moving from the heart’s LAA to other parts of your body.
Contact phoneSparrow Clinical Research Institute | 517.364.5760
Principal investigatorDr. Nam Cho, DO
Trial CategoryHeart & Vascular
Trial SubCategoryStructural Heart Disease