Table 1

High-Risk Clinical and Echocardiographic Inclusion Criteria

ScoreHigh-Risk Clinical Inclusion Criteria
2A prior history of transient ischemic attack or stroke more than 2 months before the index procedure
1Diagnosed with congestive heart failure, with an episode within the prior 100 days (refer to the New York Heart Association definition in Section 15.0) or left ventricular ejection fraction <40% by cardiac catheterization, radionuclide venogram, or echocardiogram
1Patient has a history of systolic hypertension >160 mm Hg
1Patient has Type I or Type II diabetes mellitus
1Patient is ≥65 yrs of age
1Patient has a history of coronary artery disease, defined as previous myocardial infarction or known coronary stenosis ≥50%
High-Risk Echocardiographic Inclusion Criteria
Patient displays high-risk characteristics on transesophageal echocardiography examination, defined as: left atrial appendage velocity ≤20 cm/s or moderate or dense spontaneous echocardiographic contrast in the left atrial appendage.