Use of EchoNavigator, a novel echocardiography-fluoroscopy overlay system, for transseptal puncture and left atrial appendage occlusion

Sameer Gafoor, Philipp Schulz, Luisa Heuer, Predrag Matic, Jennifer Franke, Stefan Bertog, Markus Reinartz, Laura Vaskelyte, Ilona Hofmann, Horst Sievert

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Abstract

Structural heart disease requires a coordinated effort to join echocardiographic and fluoroscopic data. Various methods have been used, including echocardiography, CT, and MRI. We report on the use of EchoNavigator (Philips Inc., Amsterdam, Netherlands), a novel echocardiographic-fluoroscopic fusion system. This new system allows real-time integration and marking of important structures that track on fluoroscopy even with movement of the C-arm. In this article, we describe potential uses for this system in respect to transseptal puncture and left atrial appendage closure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-217
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Interventional Cardiology
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015

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