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Percutaneous left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion with Lariat has emerged as a viable alternative to oral anticoagulation (OAC) to prevent thromboembolic (TE) events in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF).
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Name: Heart rhythm
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia in the adult population. Thromboembolic events are one of the reson of increased mortality in this group of patients. Oral anticoagulatio...
To demonstrate the feasibility of combining left atrial appendage electrical isolation (LAAEI) with left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) to increase efficacy of persistent/longstanding atrial fibril...
Peri-device leaks and device thrombi are assumed to lead to ischemic events after percutaneous left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO). While these device related complications are well assessed until ...
We present a case report of a 79-year-old woman with permanent atrial fibrillation and Osler-Weber-Rendu disease who underwent percutaneous closure of left atrial appendage. The patient had a history ...
Percutaneous left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) is an alternative treatment in atrial fibrillation patients with contraindication to oral anticoagulation. Still, patient selection criteria for LAAC ...
Patients with atrial fibrillation are exposed to a high risk of thrombus in the left atrium that can induce cerebral vascular events or systemic embolisms. This justifies the prescription ...
The objective of Left atrial appendage closure compared to standard antiplatelet therapy in patients with AF who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (LLA-PCI) study is to evaluate...
Although the clinical impact of left atrial appendage (LAA) leaks still requires confirmation, the open pouch with residual flow resulting from incomplete LAA closure may promote blood sta...
This study is a single-centre prospective post-market approval of the early experience with the Watchman FLX device for left atrial appendage closure in patients with atrial fibrillation a...
Stroke is a major cause of morbidity in western society, and an infrequent complication of cardiac surgery. The majority of thromboembolic strokes arise from the left atrium, in particular...
Ear-shaped appendage of either atrium of the heart. (Dorland, 28th ed)
Impaired or delayed impulse conduction between the right and left HEART ATRIA. Advanced interatrial blocks are often associated with arrhythmias (e.g., ATRIAL FLUTTER; and ATRIAL FIBRILLATION), direct conduction block via the Bachmann's bundle and concomitant left atrial enlargement. Syndrome of advanced interatrial block associated with SUPRAVENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA is referred to as Bayes syndrome.
The hemodynamic and electrophysiological action of the LEFT ATRIUM.
The pressure within the CARDIAC ATRIUM. It can be measured directly by using a pressure catheter (see HEART CATHETERIZATION). It can be also estimated using various imaging techniques or other pressure readings such as PULMONARY CAPILLARY WEDGE PRESSURE (an estimate of left atrial pressure) and CENTRAL VENOUS PRESSURE (an estimate of right atrial pressure).
Absence of the orifice between the RIGHT ATRIUM and RIGHT VENTRICLE, with the presence of an atrial defect through which all the systemic venous return reaches the left heart. As a result, there is left ventricular hypertrophy (HYPERTROPHY, LEFT VENTRICULAR) because the right ventricle is absent or not functional.