Approaches to Left Atrial Appendage Exclusion, An Issue of Interventional Cardiology Clinics
This issue of Interventional Cardiology Clinics examines approaches to left atrial appendage exclusion. Topics include stroke and bleeding risks in patients with atrial fibrillation, embryology and anatomy, rationale, catheter-based endocardial closure, pericardial access, catheter-based epicardial closure, surgical closure, device and left atrial appendage specific characteristic for successful closure, clinical results, the role of CTA and MRA imaging, imaging with TEE, post-procedural management, and prevention and management of complications.
".An excellent book, written by experts in the field...I would highly recommend it to medical and surgical staff interested in this subject." Reviewed by Perfusion, Apr 2015
|Author Informaiton||By Randall Lee, MD, PhD, UCSF|
"Each chapter is built in a logical way, starting with some key points for learning and then presenting text, tables and figures for further consideration . There are plenty of really nice diagrams and radiologic and echocardiography pictures throughout the book and it is apparent that the authors have done an extensive literature review on the subject, providing information that is up-to-date and relevant." Reviewed by Perfusion, Apr 2015