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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345687/interventional-cardiology-3d-printing-of-personalized-implants-for-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion
#1
Alexandra Le Bras
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 18, 2018: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342299/benefit-of-left-atrial-appendage-electrical-isolation-for-persistent-and-long-standing-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jorge Romero, Gregory F Michaud, Ricardo Avendano, David F Briceño, Saurabh Kumar, Juan Carlos Diaz, Sanghamitra Mohanty, Chintan Trivedi, Carola Gianni, Domenico Della Rocca, Riccardo Proietti, Laura Perrotta, Stefano Bordignon, Julian K R Chun, Boris Schmidt, Mario Garcia, Andrea Natale, Luigi Di Biase
Aims: The long-term outcomes of left atrial appendage electrical isolation (LAAEI) in patients with non-paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) have corroborated the significant role of the LAA in this arrhythmia. We sought to investigate the incremental benefit of LAAEI in patients undergoing catheter ablation for persistent AF or long-standing persistent AF (LSPAF). Methods and results: A systematic review of Medline, Cochrane, and Embase for all the clinical studies in which assessment LAAEI in non-paroxysmal AF patients was performed...
January 12, 2018: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342255/thoracoscopic-left-atrial-appendage-clipping-as-novel-treatment-option-for-peri-device-leakage
#3
Athiná M Kougioumtzoglou, Tim Smith, Martin J Swaans, Lucas V A Boersma, Bart P van Putte
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 12, 2018: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340161/direct-ice-imaging-from-inside-the-left-atrial-appendage-during-ablation-of-persistent-atrial-fibrillation
#4
Gabriel Cismaru, Mihai Puiu, Radu Rosu, Lucian Muresan, Gabriel Gusetu, Dana Pop, Dumitru Zdrenghea
We present the case of a 59-year-old patient with persistent atrial fibrillation, referred for atrial fibrillation ablation. The procedure was performed with the help of NAVX 3D mapping system (Saint Jude Medical) and iLAB Ultra ICE Plus ultrasound imaging catheter (Boston Scientific). The catheter permits cross-sectional images perpendicular to catheter's long axis. From inside left atrial appendage (LAA) looks trabeculated, due to pectinate muscles running parallel to each other. The presence of a thrombus was excluded from the appendage...
January 2018: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339165/safety-and-efficacy-of-transcatheter-left-atrial-appendage-closure-for-stroke-prevention-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#5
REVIEW
Matthew J Price
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with a substantial risk of thromboembolic stroke. Although long-term treatment with warfarin or the non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants can reduce this risk, such therapy is underutilized, and safe and consistent long-term treatment can be challenging. Transcatheter left atrial appendage (LAA) closure is an emerging alternative to long-term oral anticoagulation. Long-term follow-up of randomized clinical trials demonstrate that Watchman LAA closure provides significant reductions in hemorrhagic stroke, cardiovascular death, and all-cause mortality compared with continued warfarin therapy...
January 12, 2018: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336407/unknown-left-atrial-appendage-mass-real-time-three-dimensional-transesophageal-echocardiography-helps-in-identification
#6
Prabhat Tewari, Aanchal Dixit, Rashmi Soori
Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) is the most contractile part of Left atrium. It is also the most frequent place for thrombus formation that may lead to disastrous consequences. Complete trasoesophageal echocardiography examination always includes assessing LAA but sometimes unusually placed pectinate muscle, which is a normal structure may give baffling shadow that can only be interpreted correctly by Real time 3D echocardiography.
January 2018: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336404/role-of-transesophageal-echocardiography-during-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-device-closure-in-a-patient-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-and-angiodysplasia-of-the-colon
#7
Dinesh Kumar, Sunil Kumar, Nagraj Desai
Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia associated with significant mortality and morbidity secondary to thrombo-embolism. To prevent this thrombo-embolism oral anticoagulation therapy is the recommended treatment. In patients with contraindications to oral anticoagulation therapy, percutaneous left atrial appendage occlusion device is indicated. TEE is essential to guide in all the stages of LAA device deployment. Right from pre-procedure screening, to guiding during deployment, to rule out any complications and post-procedure surveillance and monitoring long term outcomes...
January 2018: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336402/mechanical-discordance-between-left-atrium-and-left-atrial-appendage
#8
Arash Khamooshian, Jelliffe Jeganthan, Yannis Amador, Roger J Laham, Feroze Mahmood, Robina Matyal
During standard transesophageal echocardiographic examinations in sinus rhythm (SR) patients, the left atrial appendage (LAA) is not routinely assessed with Doppler. Despite having a SR, it is still possible to have irregular activity in the LAA. This situation is even more important for SR patients where assessment of the left atrium is often foregone. We describe a case where we encountered this situation and briefly review how to assess the left atrium and its appendage in such a case scenario.
January 2018: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336400/successful-resolution-with-apixaban-of-a-massive-left-atrial-appendage-thrombus-due-to-nonrheumatic-atrial-fibrillation-a-case-report-and-review
#9
Bader Abu Ghalyoun, Matthew Lempel, Hamid Shaaban, Fayez Shamoon
A 32-year-old woman with a past medical history of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, long QT syndrome, and implantation of an automatic iimplantable cardioverter-defibrillator (AICD) following cardiac arrest presented with disabling symptoms of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation due to recurrent AICD shocks. Before curative ablation, transesophageal echocardiography was performed to assess for existing thrombi. This is a rare case of successful resolution with apixaban of a massive left atrial appendage thrombus due to non-rheumatic atrial fibrillation that was successfully treated with apixaban...
January 2018: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330651/3d-computed-tomography-to-compare-the-dimensions-of-the-left-atrial-appendage-in-patients-with-normal-sinus-rhythm-and-those-with-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation
#10
Maiko Hozawa, Yoshihiro Morino, Yuki Matsumoto, Ryoichi Tanaka, Kyohei Nagata, Akiko Kumagai, Atsushi Tashiro, Akio Doi, Kunihiro Yoshioka
Although paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) is an important cause of cardioembolic stroke, in contrast to chronic AF patients, the anatomical features of the left atrial appendage (LAA) in PAF patients remain unknown. Here, we investigated differences in LAA structures in patients with PAF and those with normal sinus rhythms (NSR) using 3D-computed tomography (3D-CT), which allows us to visualize complicated LAA structures at high spatial resolution. Study subjects were 30 consecutive PAF and 30 NSR patients with complete enhanced cardiac 3D-CT images available...
January 12, 2018: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327638/hybrid-and-surgical-procedures-for-the-treatment-of-persistent-and-longstanding-persistent-atrial-fibrillation
#11
Jose M Sanchez, Ghannam Al-Dosari, Sherman Chu, Ramin Beygui, Tobias Deuse, Nitish Badhwar, Randall J Lee
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia. The incidence of AF increases with age and is associated with increased stroke, heart failure and mortality. Persistent and long standing persistent AF is difficult to treat and often refractory to medical therapy and catheter ablation. Areas covered: This article reviews the historical development of the surgical Cox-MAZE procedure and current hybrid and minimally invasive surgical approaches for the treatment of persistent and long standing persistent AF...
January 12, 2018: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326830/optimum-risk-assessment-for-stroke-in-atrial-fibrillation-should-we-hold-the-status-quo-or-consider-magnitude-synergism-and-left-atrial-appendage-anatomy
#12
James A Reiffel
Thromboembolic stroke and systemic embolism are generally agreed to be the major morbidity/mortality concerns for patients with AF. However, the risk of thromboembolism is not the same for all AF patients. Both AF and comorbidities must interact synergistically to create the risk for thromboembolism. But, is the synergism dichotomous - AF present or absent, comorbid disorder present or absent - or does synergism have magnitude, depending on the number and severity of the associated disorders and the amount of time one is in AF? This review discusses the current risk-score contributors and options for assessing risk of thromboembolism in AF patients, and what their combined roles might be...
December 2017: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325637/neurohormonal-regulation-and-the%C3%A2-left%C3%A2-atrial-appendage-still-more-to-learn
#13
EDITORIAL
David J Wilber
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 16, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325636/left-atrial-appendage-closure-and-systemic-homeostasis-the-laa-homeostasis-study
#14
Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, Mohit Turagam, Muhammad Rizwan Afzal, Johnson Rajasingh, Donita Atkins, Buddhadeb Dawn, Luigi Di Biase, Krzysztof Bartus, Saibal Kar, Andrea Natale, David J Holmes
BACKGROUND: The impact of left atrial appendage (LAA) exclusion, comparing an epicardial LAA or an endocardial LAA device, on systemic homeostasis remains unknown. OBJECTIVES: This study compared the effects of epicardial or endocardial LAA devices on the neurohormonal profiles of patients, emphasizing the roles of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system and the autonomic nervous system. METHODS: This is a prospective, single-center, observational study including 77 patients who underwent LAA closure by an epicardial (n = 38) or endocardial (n = 39) device...
January 16, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323745/the-dancing-thrombus-4d-transesophageal-echocardiography-in-the-diagnosis-of-a-pedunculated-left-atrial-appendage-thrombus
#15
Faith R Kelly, Christopher Dire, Rosco S Gore
It is rare that a left atrial appendage thrombus will grow to the extent that it can prolapse into the left ventricle. We report the case of a large prolapsing left atrial thrombus diagnosed by 3D echocardiography in a patient presenting with a transient ischemic attack.
January 11, 2018: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304951/left-atrial-appendage-angiography-is-associated-with-the-incidence-and-number-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-detected-brain-lesions-after-percutaneous-catheter-based-left-atrial-appendage-closure
#16
Andreas Rillig, Barbara Bellmann, Carsten Skurk, David Manuel Leistner, Karl Georg Haeusler, Tina Lin, Rohat Geran, Luzie Koehler, Selma Guttmann, Daniel Steffens, Mario Kasner, Philipp Jakob, Verena Tscholl, Mattias Roser, Klaus Lenz, Kersten Villringer, Jai-Wun Park, Jochen B Fiebach, Ulf Landmesser
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous catheter-based left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) is a procedure being increasingly performed in patients with atrial fibrillation and high bleeding risk. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the incidence of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-detected acute brain lesions (ABLs) as well as potential changes in neurocognitive function after percutaneous LAAC in patients with atrial fibrillation. METHODS: Brain MRI at 3 T was performed within 24 hours before and after LAAC along with neurologic (National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale [NIHSS] score) and cognitive (Montreal Cognitive Assessment [MoCA] test) assessment...
January 2018: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297907/-combined-left-atrial-appendage-percutaneous-closure-and-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-a-single-center-experience
#17
Elisa Pelissero, Marco Giuggia, Maria Chiara Todaro, Giuseppe Trapani, Benedetta Giordano, Gaetano Senatore
BACKGROUND: We evaluated long-term safety and efficacy of concomitant left atrial appendage (LAA) closure and atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. METHODS: From February 2013 to June 2017, all patients referred for AF ablation and LAA closure (group 1) were enrolled in the study and compared with a matched control group undergoing AF ablation only (group 2). Pulmonary vein isolation was achieved in all cases with radiofrequency or cryoballoon. LAA was occluded with Watchman or Amplatzer Cardiac Plug or Amulet (ACP) devices...
December 2017: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289951/cardioembolic-stroke-in-patient-with-transcatheter-occluded-left-atrial-appendage
#18
Umberto Cucchini, Denisa Muraru, Luigi P Badano
A cerebral ischemic event in a patient managed with left atrial appendage (LAA) transcatheter obliteration is illustrated. Transesophageal echocardiography allowed identification and accurate definition of the LAA device leakage.
January 2018: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289629/thrombosis-of-a-left-atrial-appendage-occluder-after-treatment-with-thrombopoietin-receptor-agonists
#19
Hector Cubero-Gallego, Rafael Romaguera, Luis Teruel, Josep Gomez-Lara, Javier Berdejo, Joan A Gomez-Hospital, Angel Cequier
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 18, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280521/left-atrial-appendage-myxofibrosarcoma-a-rare-masquerader-of-myxoma-and-thrombus-all-that-glitters-is-not-gold
#20
Muhammad Shoaib Khan, Sahadev Reddy, Richard Lombardi, Pitti Isabel, Walter E Mcgregor, Bang Tang, George Gabriel, Robert W Biederman
Left atrial appendage mass can occasionally pose a serious challenge to physicians to identify the nature of the mass with the aid of imaging techniques. We present a case of 67-year-old man, who was evaluated for suspected left atria myxoma. Transesophageal echocardiography revealed a heterogeneous density originating from left atrial appendage, thought to be most consistent with a myxoma. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, uncharacteristically, gave an equivocal picture, suggesting the mass to be a myxoma on initial imaging and a thrombus with evidence of liquefaction necrosis following postcontrast enhancement...
December 27, 2017: Echocardiography
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