Percutaneous left atrial appendage
closure vs warfarin for atrial fibrillation: a randomized clinical trial.
Caption: Figure 2: Transesophageal echocardiography image showing the mass-like lesion in the pericardial (transverse) sinus, but not in left atrial appendage
Successful percutaneous retrieval of a dislodged left atrial appendage
occlusion device with double transseptal sheaths and biopsy bioptome.
Castillo Kontak et al., "Congenital absence of the left atrial appendage
visualized by 3D echocardiography in two adult patients," Echocardiography, vol.
The recipient's atrial appendage
was excised and the edges of the wound were closed with silk sutures.
Bilateral pulmonary vein isolation procedures inclusive of left atrial appendage
exclusion: bilateral thoracoscopy or thoracotomy approach to perform isolated right and left Pulmonary Vein Antrum Isolation pairs with or without additional linear lesions on the left and right atrium.
Follow Up Data Data Point Value Duration of Follow Up 12 Months = 100% ILR or PPM/ICD Implanted 100.0% Next Day Epicardial Approach 85% LAA Clip Delivered 92.5% Complications Intra-procedural complications = 0% Convert to Open = 0% Post-op complications = 2.5% (1 patient) ICD: Internal cardiac defibrillator ILR: Implantable loop recorder LAA: Left atrial appendage
PPM: Pacemaker Table 3.
Besides, the new AMPLATZER Amulet is available in larger sizes and has a new single-piece cable design for ease of delivery and better control (AMPLATZER Amulet Left Atrial Appendage
Occluder Instructions for Use, St.
In left sided PAPVC, vertical vein was ligated at junction of innominate vein and proximal vertical vein was anastomosed with left atrial appendage
One area where developments are moving at a pace, with Dr Dhanjal up at the forefront, is a procedure known as Left Atrial Appendage
Occlusion, which deals with the part of the heart which is a major source of blood clots and hence strokes in AF patients.
The left atrial appendage
(LAA) is a small ear-shaped sac in the muscle wall of the top left chamber of the heart that controls the electrical impulses during atrial fibrillation.
Its products are used in the treatment of patent ductus arteriosus, arterial septal defects, the left atrial appendage
, and other indications.