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When is CCHC Urgent Care busiest? Based on 6 months average of patients treated.

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Least busy at 8 am. Most busy at 9am and gradually less busy throughout the day until 7pm.
Least busy at 8 am. Most busy at 9am and gradually less busy throughout the day until 7pm.
Least busy at 8 am. Most busy at 9am and gradually less busy throughout the day until 7pm.
Least busy at 8 am. Most busy at 9am and gradually less busy throughout the day until 7pm.
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Left Atrial Appendage Closure

A video introduction to left atrial appendage implants

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Watch how the implant keeps harmful blood clots from forming.

Cape Cod Healthcare is committed to offering the most advanced cardiac and vascular care to our patients. Our Heart & Vascular Institute advances this commitment by providing Left Atrial Appendage Closure -- a minimally invasive treatment that can help some patients with atrial fibrillation.

Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) is a surgical implant designed to keep harmful blood clots from forming in the left atrial appendage, minimizing the risk of stroke and other clot-related conditions. The procedure can be a surgical alternative to blood thinning medication for some qualified patients.

The left atrial appendage is a thumb-sized pouch on the top of the heart. Blood clots can form in this area and break loose, traveling to the brain, lungs, and other parts of the body.

The closure device, implanted by our skilled surgical team, is about the size of a quarter and is delivered by catheter under general anesthesia. It is inserted through the groin into the femoral artery using radiologic and ultrasound technology. Implanting the LAAC is a one-time procedure – it does not have to be replaced and isn’t visible outside the body.

With innovative procedures like Left Atrial Appendage Closure our Heart & Vascular teams provide patients with complex coronary disorders the opportunity to benefit from the most innovative therapies known to the medical field. By introducing the newest procedures and technology, Cape Cod Healthcare delivers the highest-quality, advanced healthcare to our patients, right here on Cape Cod.

Success Stories

Watch and listen how atrial fibrillation patients' lives have improved since they had the left atrial appendage closure procedure.

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