JACC Clin Electrophysiol 2021 Jul 19. Epub 2021 Jul 19.
Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, St. David's Medical Center, Austin, Texas, USA; Interventional Electrophysiology, Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, California, USA; Department of Cardiology, MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of radiofrequency (RF) energy applications targeting the atrial side of a significant residual leak in patients with acute and chronic evidence of incomplete percutaneous left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion.
Background: RF applications have been proved to prevent recanalization of intracranial aneurysms after coil embolization, thereby favoring complete sealing. From a mechanistic standpoint, in vitro and in vivo experiments have demonstrated that RF promotes collagen deposition and tissue retraction. Read More