Heart, Lung and Circulation
How-To-Do-It| Volume 24, ISSUE 8, e133-e135, August 2015

Overlay Technique for Transcatheter Left Atrial Appendage Closure

Published:April 04, 2015DOI:
      The Overlay technique is popular in peripheral artery interventions, but not in coronary or cardiac structural procedures. We present an initial experience using three-episode overlays during a transcatheter left atrial appendage closure. The first overlay was applied to facilitate advancement of the delivery sheath into left atrium. The second overlay was used to navigate the advancement of prepped delivery system containing the compressed occluder into its optimal position in the left atrium. The third overlay facilitated the real-time deployment of the closure device. This case report demonstrates the effectiveness of the overlay technique in facilitating each step of the transcatheter left atrial appendage closure.


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