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Seize the day, …s(e)ize the device: the emerging imaging modality to improve left atrial appendage device sizing
  • Claudio Tondo
Claudio Tondo
Cardiac Arrhythmia Research Centre, Centro Cardiologico Monzino, IRCCS

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There is still uncertainity about the use of CT-scan for LAAO device sizing. The main reason for this disappointing position is likely to relate to the scarcity of robust data, since there is still difference among institutions with regards how to perform measurement of the devices. Dallan et al. (1) report their own experience on the use of a novel computed tomography angiography-based (CTA) for sizing the Watchman Flex device for left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) . The authors through the TruPlan software package that a pre-procedural CTA sizing protocol can be applied successfully with ICE guidance and provide excellent procedural outcomes.The applied CTA protocol is safe and can provide high success rates with the WatchmanTM FLX device reducing the number of deployment attempts and reducing the risk of complications.
04 Apr 2022Submitted to Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
11 Apr 2022Assigned to Editor
11 Apr 2022Submission Checks Completed
11 Apr 2022Editorial Decision: Accept
Jun 2022Published in Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. 10.1111/jce.15547