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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3% (14 of 86) in the control group and 5% (5 of 101) in the left atrial appendage closure group (hazard ratio HR 0.
Size of left atrial appendage has also correlated well with increased thromboembolic risk11.
The EMEA region is the highest revenue generator in the left atrial appendage closure market in 2015, accounting for about 52% share, and then followed by the APAC region.
Structural remodeling of the left atrial appendage in patients with chronic non-valvular atrial fibrillation: Implications for thrombus formation, systemic embolism, and assessment by transesophageal echocardiography.
Congenital giant diverticulum of left atrial appendage is a rare anomaly to present early in an adolescent age as PAC.
The study examined the volume of the left atrial appendage in stroke patients.
When it was pointed out that 3 months of oral anticoagulant therapy is required after placement of the Watchman, a left atrial appendage occlusion device, he responded, "Yes, at least the way it has been developed so far--but this might be an opportunity to test an alternative approach.
Around 90% of the clots causing stroke are formed in the left atrial appendage (LAA) and AF-related stroke is associated with an outcome of death or severe permanent disability in 60% of cases.
The left atrial appendage (LAA) is a small, muscular extension of the left atrium arising near the left pulmonary veins (1).
DENVER--The investigational Watchman left atrial appendage closure device for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation proved markedly superior to warfarin in the 4-year follow-up of the randomized PROTECT AF trial.
company and a leader in cardiac surgical ablation systems for the treatment of atrial fibrillation and systems for the exclusion of the left atrial appendage.
Sandwiched between are chapters on the specifics of such topics as carotid and cerebral angiography; coronary artery stenting; saphenous vein grafts; percutaneous therapy for aortic valve disease; and atrial appendage exclusion--to name just a few.