Healthcare

Hospital Clínic participates in an international study to explore new techniques for treating patients with atrial fibrillation

Hospital Clínic in Barcelona has begun to recruit patients to the CATALYST project, a global multicentre study to compare therapy with direct anticoagulants with left atrial appendage occlusion in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. Hospital Clínic has already contributed the first patient from Spain, and one of the first in Europe, to this study.  Dr. Xavier Freixa and Dr. Eduard Guasch, from the Cardiology Service of the Hospital Clínic in Barcelona, are heading up the study

Hospital Clínic in Barcelona has successfully performed more than 200 left atrial appendage occlusion procedures.