Title

Role of CT imaging in left atrial appendage occlusion for the WATCHMAN™ device

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-1-2020

Publication Title

Cardiovasc Diagn Ther

Abstract

Computed tomography (CT) plays a key role in the peri-procedural planning of left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) device placement and post-procedural evaluation. The geometric variability of the interatrial septum, left atrium, and the left atrial appendage morphology can be fully visualized and intuitively appreciated through CT-derived, patient-specific 3D model unique to each individual's anatomy. This review further defines the strengths and limitations of CT peri-procedural imaging in the planning of LAAO.

PubMed ID

32175227

Volume

10

Issue

1

First Page

45

Last Page

58

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