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with this information i cant help you.
In your case the indication to perform an LAA closure and stop anticoagulation is given. This is a good argument to go for a thoracoscopic procedure. This will include bipolar RF PVI in addition to LAA Clipping. After this procedure you will require anticoagulation for 6 Weeks afterwhich this can be discontinued safely. The results fo this procedure are excellent.
sorry i can only give you advice on european centers. but the website has all relevant informations. Best of Luck!
please seek advice from an electrophysiologist
The occurrence of atrial fibrillation is common in the setting of mitral stenosis. The left atrium is usually enlarged and scarred in this situation leading to the difficulty in treating AF. It is unlikely that a sinus infection could have caused AF. However if you have any doubts, then you can wait until the infection resolves and see if AF still reccurs.
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