University of Hertfordshire

  • Tobias Geisler
  • Rezo Jorbenadze
  • Aron-Frederik Popov
  • Karin L. Mueller
  • Dominik Rath
  • Michal Droppa
  • Juergen Schreieck
  • Peter Seizer
  • Robert F. Storey
  • Steen D. Kristensen
  • Andrea Rubboli
  • Diana Gorog
  • Daniel Aradi
  • Dirk Sibbing
  • Kurt Huber
  • Meinrad Gawaz
  • Jur Ten Berg
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Original languageEnglish
JournalThrombosis and haemostasis
Journal publication date17 Aug 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Aug 2019

Abstract

As the number of, and the indications for, structural heart interventions are increasing worldwide, the optimal secondary prevention to reduce device thrombosis is becoming more important. To date, most of the recommendations are empiric. The current review discusses mechanisms behind device-related thrombosis, the available evidence with regard to antithrombotic regimen after cardiac device implantation, as well as providing an algorithm for identification of risk factors for device thrombogenicity and for management of device thrombosis after implantation of patent foramen ovale and left atrial appendage occluders, MitraClips/transcatheter mitral valve replacement, pacemaker leads, and left ventricular assist devices. Of note, the topic of antithrombotic therapy and thrombogenicity of prostheses in aortic position (transcatheter aortic valve replacement, surgical, mechanical, and bioprostheses) is not part of the present article and is discussed in detail in other contemporary focused articles.

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