Left Atrial Appendage Closure During Open Heart Surgery "LAACS"


Phase N/A Results N/A

Summary of Purpose

Because atrial fibrillation occurs frequently in heart surgery patients, our overall hypothesis is that systematic closing the left atrial appendage during surgery will reduce cerebral embolism coming from the thrombus formation in the left atrium. The specific hypothesis which sought tested is that closure of the left atrial appendage in connection with elective CABG and / or valve surgery will lead to fewer...

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Trial Milestones

The following dates are available for this trial. Trial information last updated on 26 February 2018.

1 Oct 2011 16 Sep 2014 1 Jan 2017 1 Jan 2017 1 Feb 2018 Unavailable
Start Date First Received 1st Completion Completion Verification Results

Trial Design

  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Masking: Open Label
  • Purpose: Prevention
  • Endpoint: Efficacy Study
  • Intervention: Single Group Assignment


  • Jesper P. Hansen, MD