Specialized Treatment for Patients with Atrial FibrillationLariat-Procedure-Denver

The LARIAT™ procedure is a groundbreaking procedure for patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib) that may reduce their risk for stroke when they cannot take blood thinners due to special circumstances.

What is a Lariat Procedure?

The LARIAT™ procedure utilizes the LARIAT™ Suture Delivery Device and non-invasive techniques to access the heart and close off a region of the heart known to cause blood clots that can lead to stroke as a consequence of atrial fibrillation. The left atrial appendage is a small, ear-shaped sac in the muscle wall of the left atrium. For patients with atrial fibrillation (Afib), the appendage is an area where blood clots can form and collect. When the heart pumps, it can send those the clots out of the heart and cause a stroke. The LARIAT™ procedure allows your doctor to close and seal off this appendage. The LARIAT™ is a device that looks like a lasso that loops around the appendage to close it off.

What are the benefits of the LARIAT™ procedure?

The main benefit of the LARIAT™ procedure is the ability to provide Afib treatment to patients at high risk of stroke who might be at high risk of bleeding.

What patients may benefit from the LARIAT™ procedure?

A LARIAT™ procedure is a treatment option for people who:

  • Have Afib, which puts them at risk for developing clots in the appendage
  • Cannot tolerate blood-thinning medications

Learn more about preparation for the LARIAT™ procedure