atrial appendage


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a small conic ("ear-shaped") pouch projecting from the upper anterior portion of each atrium of the heart, slightly increasing the atrial volume. See: left auricle, right auricle.

atrial appendage

(1) Right atrial appendage; auricula dextra [NA6], right auricle. 
(2) Left atrial appendage; auricula sinistra [NA6], left auricle.

atrial appendage

A small muscular pouch attached to each atrium of the heart.
Synonym: auricular appendage (1)
See also: appendage
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Stratification of thromboembolic risk of atrial fibrillation by transthoracic echocardiography and transesophageal echocardiography: The relative role of left atrial appendage function, mitral valve disease, and spontaneous echocardiographic contrast.
Efficacy and Safety of Percutaneous Left Atrial Appendage Closure in Patients with Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation: A Single Center Experience," from 9:44a.
The interatrial septum, left atrium, and left atrial appendage were evaluated at angles ranging from 30 to 90 degrees for possible identification of left atrial appendage pathology, PFO, and atrial septal aneurysm.
TM)] Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Device -- the latest generation of the WATCHMAN Device -- occurred in Europe following CE mark approval.
The PLAATO device is a catheter-delivered, self-expanding nitinol cage covered with polytetrafluoroethylene anchored by hooks that stabilize the occluder in the left atrial appendage (LAA).
Contract notice: Supply of equipment for left atrial appendage closure.
Medical exclusive for closing atrial appendage - contract duration 3 years - annual amount alleged estimated 70 144 EUR, the required products can be viewed in our prospectus of this notice published on the website www.
NYSE:STJ), a global medical device company, today announced European CE Mark approval of its AMPLATZER([TM]) Amulet([TM]) Left Atrial Appendage Occluder.
Access to the pericardial cavity of the heart is necessary when performing complex cardiac ablations and left atrial appendage closures, among other procedures.