Purpose Percutaneous left atrial appendage (LAA) closure has become a valid alternative to anticoagulation therapy for the prevention of thromboembolic events in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). However, scarce data exist on the impact of LAA closure on left atrial and ventricular function. We sought to assess the acute hemodynamic changes associated with percutaneous LAA closure in patients with paroxysmal AF. Methods The study population consisted of 31 patients (mean age 73 ± 10 years; 49% women) with paroxysmal AF who underwent successful percutaneous LAA closure. All patients were in sinus rhythm and underwent 2D transthoracic echocardi- ography at baseline and the day after the procedure. A subset of 14 patients underwent preprocedural cardiac computed tomography (CT) with 3D LA and LAA reconstruction. Results Left ventricular systolic function parameters and LA volumetric indexes remained unchanged after the procedure. No significant changes in left ventricular stroke volume (72.4 ± 16.0 vs. 73.3 ± 15.7 mL, p = 0.55) or LA stroke volume (total 15.6 ± 4.2 vs. 14.6 ± 4.2 mL, p = 0.21; passive 9.0 ± 2.8 vs. 8.3 ± 2.6 mL, p = 0.31; active 10.3 ± 5.6 vs. 10.0 ± 6.4 mL, p = 0.72) occurred following
Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 4, 2018
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