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Tips and tricks on the four key steps of left atrial appendage closure: selection, planning, imaging, and guidance

PHILIPS and ST JUDE MEDICAL

Chairpersons: C. Ruiz, H. Sievert
Panellists: H. Omran, J. Balzer
Control Desk: M. Agnifili

Summary

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Learning Objectives

  • To appreciate the anatomical variability in left atrial appendage closure morphology and the enhancements of next generation left atrial appendage closure occlusion device in clinical practice
  • To understand the role of imaging in planning left atrial appendage closure procedures for device size selection, placement and confirmation of device position
  • To learn about the role and advantages of X-ray and echo fusion in live guidance for device placement

Presentations available when logged in:

  • Take-home message
  • Has patient selection changed after ESC atrial fibrillation guidelines and European Heart Rythm Association (EHRA)-consensus statement?
  • The importance of imaging before, during, and after the procedure
  • How EchoNavigator and Amplatzer Amulet help improve procedure workflow and success