Echocardiographic Imaging for Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion: Transesophageal Echocardiography and Intracardiac Echocardiographic Imaging

Dee Dee Wang, Thomas J. Forbes, James C. Lee, Marvin H. Eng

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Left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) is a rapidly evolving technology. Multi-modality imaging and understanding of left atrial appendage anatomy are sure to advance. Two-dimensional and 3-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography with fluoroscopy are the mainstay for LAAO image-guided therapy. Key to successful LAAO is an understanding of the transseptal puncture, LAAO size selection for the device-specific landing zone, and postdeployment evaluation for leak and complications. With advancements in computed tomography, there may be a greater role for intracardiac echocardiographic imaging in specific types of LAAO anatomy and devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-228
Number of pages10
JournalInterventional Cardiology Clinics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2018
Externally publishedYes



  • ICE
  • Intracardiac echocardiographic imaging
  • LAA
  • TEE
  • Transesophageal echocardiogram

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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