Institutional and Operator Requirements for Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion

Authoring Organizations

Publication Month/Year

December 10, 2015

Last Updated Month/Year

May 31, 2023

Document Type


External Publication Status


Country of Publication


Document Objectives

To provide recommendations to institutions and interested physicians for the establishment and maintenance of LAA occlusion programs.

Inclusion Criteria

Female, Male, Adult, Older adult

Health Care Settings

Hospital, Operating and recovery room

Intended Users

Nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant


Management, Treatment

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D001281 - Atrial Fibrillation, D020517 - Atrial Appendage


atrial fibrillation, stroke, left atrial appendage occlusion, LAA, WATCHMAN

Source Citation

Kavinsky, C.J., Kusumoto, F.M., Bavry, A.A., Bailey, S.R., Ellenbogen, K.A., Hess, P.L., Lustgarten, D.L., Moussa, I.D. and Spies, C. (2016), SCAI/ACC/HRS institutional and operator requirements for left atrial appendage occlusion. Cathet. Cardiovasc. Intervent., 87: 351-362. doi:10.1002/ccd.26381

Supplemental Methodology Resources

Data Supplement, Data Supplement