Multimodality Approach for Endovascular Left Atrial Appendage Closure: Head-To-Head Comparison among 2D and 3D Echocardiography, Angiography, and Computer Tomography

Diagnostics (Basel)

29 Dicembre Dic 2020 3 months ago
  • Italiano G, Maltagliati A, Mantegazza V, Fusini L, Mancini ME, Gasperetti A, Brusoni D, Susini F, Formenti A, Pontone G, Fassini G, Tondo C, Pepi M

Percutaneous left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) requires accurate pre- and intraprocedural measurements, and multimodality imaging is an essential tool for guiding the procedure. Two-dimensional (2D TOE) and three-dimensional (3D TOE) transoesophageal echocardiography, cardiac computed tomography (CCT), and conventional cardiac angiography (CCA) are commonly used to evaluate left atrial appendage (LAA) size. However, standardized approaches in measurement methods by different imaging modalities are lacking. The aims of the study were to evaluate the LAA dimension and morphology in patients undergoing LAAC and to compare data obtained by different imaging modalities: 2D and 3D TOE, CCT, and CCA.

Reference

Italiano G, Maltagliati A, Mantegazza V, Fusini L, Mancini ME, Gasperetti A, Brusoni D, Susini F, Formenti A, Pontone G, Fassini G, Tondo C, Pepi M. Multimodality Approach for Endovascular Left Atrial Appendage Closure: Head-To-Head Comparison among 2D and 3D Echocardiography, Angiography, and Computer Tomography. Diagnostics (Basel) 2020 Dec 17;10(12):1103. doi: 10.3390/diagnostics10121103.

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