Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an arrhythmia estimated to affect 33.5 million patients globally. AF causes the upper chambers of the heart to beat irregularly. As blood flow slows due to this irregular heartbeat, blood clots can form in the heart, increasing your risk for stroke.
The WaveCrest® Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion (LAAO) System is a one-time, permanent implant performed in a cardiac catheterization or electrophysiology lab to seal off the appendage. This reduces the risk of blood clots forming in the left atrial appendage, entering the blood stream, and causing a stroke.