Human left atrial appendage anatomy and overview of its clinical significance


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Ucerler H. , Ikiz Z. A. A. , Ozgur T.

ANADOLU KARDIYOLOJI DERGISI-THE ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.13, no.6, pp.566-572, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/akd.2013.181
  • Title of Journal : ANADOLU KARDIYOLOJI DERGISI-THE ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.566-572
  • Keywords: Anatomy, atrial fibrillation, left atrial appendage, left atrium, thrombus, PREVENT STROKE, TRANSCATHETER OCCLUSION, FIBRILLATION, MORPHOLOGY, ABLATION, CLOSURE, RISK

Abstract

Objective: The left atrial appendage (LAA) is an important anatomic region since it is a source of thromboembolism in patients with atrial fibrillation. Although this anatomic and clinical relation it has received little attention until recent years.