Title

Echocardiographic Imaging for Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion: Transesophageal Echocardiography and Intracardiac Echocardiographic Imaging.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-1-2018

Publication Title

Interv Cardiol Clin

Abstract

Left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) is a rapidly evolving technology. Multi-modality imaging and understanding of left atrial appendage anatomy are sure to advance. Two-dimensional and 3-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography with fluoroscopy are the mainstay for LAAO image-guided therapy. Key to successful LAAO is an understanding of the transseptal puncture, LAAO size selection for the device-specific landing zone, and postdeployment evaluation for leak and complications. With advancements in computed tomography, there may be a greater role for intracardiac echocardiographic imaging in specific types of LAAO anatomy and devices.

Medical Subject Headings

Atrial Appendage; Cardiac Imaging Techniques; Echocardiography; Echocardiography, Three-Dimensional; Echocardiography, Transesophageal; Fluoroscopy; Humans; Punctures; United States

PubMed ID

29526290

Volume

7

Issue

2

First Page

219

Last Page

228

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