If you have atrial fibrillation, Vanderbilt University Medical Center can reduce your risk of stroke by closing your heart’s left atrial appendage. Thanks to advanced technology, many of our patients no longer need blood thinners.
Vanderbilt is consistently ranked among the nation’s best by leading authorities on healthcare quality. People from throughout the Southeast and across the country rely on us for the best and most innovative care possible.
We are one of the busiest hospitals in the U.S. for left atrial appendage (LAA) closure. Our experience means quality care for you.
With special expertise in atrial fibrillation and LAA closure, our electrophysiologists have had extensive training in treating heart rhythm disorders. They have published research on innovative LAA closure techniques, and they train other cardiologists in this highly specialized field. Our team is uniquely qualified to provide the care you need.
As part of an academic medical center, we offer access to some of the most promising new approaches being tested in clinical trials. Find a clinical trial.
Thanks to our skilled team and innovative technologies, most of our patients enjoy a lower risk of stroke and no longer need blood thinners. Most procedures are minimally invasive and take about 30 minutes. Patients have little if any pain and usually go home the next day.
We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including: